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Cabrillo's account includes a brief mention of the North Coast including the fact that they saw "neither Native Americans nor ... [Read more]

"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

A Sea-Port on the Pacific, by Mary Hallock Foote
The whitish-gray sandstone cliffs rise above the breakers to the level of the breezy plain above; they are like an ... [Read more]

Bache, A. D. [Read more]

Construction activities atop Mission Hill in Santa Cruz began in 1792 with construction of the adobe convento, 64 varas (176 ... [Read more]

Following Fr. Jose Antonio Suarez Del Real's departure for Mexico in 1845, other priests, including Anzar of Mission San Juan ... [Read more]

New construction activities on the site of Holy Cross Church are expected to involve considerable earth disturbance in and around ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
In California, lime production techniques arrived from at least three directions: from the north by the Russians, from the south ... [Read more]

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Railroads and streetcars: Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, both industrial and tourist oriented, to the coming of the railroads. In 1870, no rail lines serviced Santa Cruz County. Within the next ten years, however, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars by Susan Lehmann