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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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The comic opera bandit, Dick Fellows, holds a special place in the literature of California outlawry, nay, American outlawry. The uniqueness of his position can be summed up in one word - unsuccessful. His career, also, can easily be described using one word - folly. He could quite rightly lay ..." [More]

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