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Landslides are known to have occurred in the Santa Cruz Mountains during both the October 8, 1865, earthquake (M 6.5) ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies the more genteel history of the Santa Cruz County wine industry. Its saintly origin was the mission church itself, which planted its vineyards between 1804 and 1807 in what is ..." [More]

Excerpted from A History of Wine Making in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Ross Eric Gibson