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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]

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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn