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The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897), by Laurie MacDougall
By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a ... [Read more]

Overview, by Susan Lehmann
Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

An experienced tanner, using the palm reader's clairvoyance in reverse, can study the lines and markings on a cowhide as ... [Read more]

I have been poking my nose into all sorts of business places for a good many years now, and recently ... [Read more]

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Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white settlers in the region. Hunter, rancher, teamster, road-builder and stage-line operator, McKiernan was said to be the idol of every small boy who grew up in the region. According to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mountain Charley by John V. Young