Santa Cruz County History - Articles


Browsing Local History Articles tagged "logging"

Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

The first 50 years of statehood witnessed continued slow and fitful development on the North Coast. Settlers struggled up the ... [Read more]

Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [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]

[Read more]

Search Local History Articles

» Browse by Author

Explore Santa Cruz County History!

Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

The burning of lime is one of the earliest industries established in Santa Cruz County, the first lime kiln having been built in 1851 by I. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan. This afterwards became ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Lime by C. McK. Laizure