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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

I was sitting at my desk in the Boulder Creek Library talking on the phone with an other member of ... [Read more]

At 5:04 PM, on October 17th, our Outreach worker, Catherine Steele, and her assistant were about a hundred yards down ... [Read more]

The interesting thing to me was that only ONE wall of books, the north wall, came down. But that wall ... [Read more]

"There Was No Place to Hide", by Donna Swedberg
What I remember most about the earthquake is noise. Rumbling and roaring. When the earthquake began, I was walking down ... [Read more]

Damage from the earthquake occurred throughout the County and, because of slides and other road damage, the County was geographically ... [Read more]

On Day 1 (October 18) we began re-shelving books and clearing up the mess at nine of our ten Branches. ... [Read more]

The structure that is now the Felton Branch Library was built as the Presbyterian Church in Felton in 1893. It ... [Read more]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

Four Santa Cruz libraries were built with grant money from the Carneige Corporation. The cornerstone of the first one, which ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Public Library (now Libraries) received four grants from the Carnegie Corporation, between 1903 and 1921, for the ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Daily Surf reports on May 5, 1893 (p. 3) that: [Read more]

The Garfield Park Branch Library, at 705 Woodrow Avenue, was one of four Carnegie Libraries built in Santa Cruz, California ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. ... [Read more]

From the beginnings of the Library in 1868 to April 14, 1904, the Santa Cruz Public Library was located in ... [Read more]

Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

'The Whispering Man' statue stood in the Downtown Branch's lobby for several years from the late 1970's to the mid ... [Read more]

Annie M. McCaskill, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
Annie M. McCaskill, "Woman of Achievement," "Woman of the Year", was a Santa Cruz businesswoman and civic leader. [Read more]

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This father and son team led lives of great divergence. The father, George, died in great shame while the son, Ernest, was one of the most popular men to grace the community.

George Otto was another of the sturdy Germans who fled to America in order to escape the endless ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: George and Ernest Otto by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow