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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]

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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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Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential for development of Santa Cruz County's abundant natural resources. Known to the Mexican authorities as "foreigners," these men established the first industries in what was to become Santa Cruz County.

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Excerpted from Overview by Susan Lehmann