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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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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of the first westerns to portray cowboys as good-hearted, chivalrous pioneers.

Movies were only a penny arcade novelty in April 1896 when Thomas Edison debuted his projected "filmstrip" motion pictures ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hollywood Came to Santa Cruz: Huge Redwoods Seen as Western Backdrops by Ross Eric Gibson