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A Walk Through Time: Adna A. Hecox, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Laura J. F. Hecox, by Frank Perry
From 1869 to 1941 the federal government maintained a white, two-story lighthouse at Santa Cruz. Located near the site of ... [Read more]

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Fred Swanton's boardwalk dates from 1904, but few know that he created his boardwalk on top of another, which makes it the oldest boardwalk in the West. Had it not been for a war and a divorce, the beachfront resort facilities might not have developed as early as they did.

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Excerpted from A First in Hot Bathing -- How a War and a Divorce Figured in the Birth of the Boardwalk in 1868 by Ross Eric Gibson