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West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row, by Ross Eric Gibson
At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions ... [Read more]

As discussed in an earlier section, the Santa Cruz Mission and its satellite properties (including the Mission gardens, orchard and ... [Read more]

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

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Waterfront, beach and boardwalk: The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but denuded the forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This, in addition to an economic depression in the 1890s, brought about the decline of not only ..." [More]

Excerpted from Resort and Recreation Development: Waterfront, beach, and boardwalk by Susan Lehmann