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The Big Basin, by Eloise J. Roorbach
Our forest reserves are becoming more and more appreciated - not only because of their invaluable usefulness, but for their ... [Read more]

Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [Read more]

Dairying in Santa Cruz, by Isabel H. Raymond
Among the astonishingly varied resources of the tract of country known as Santa Cruz County,-a little Cosmos in itself, one ... [Read more]

De Laveaga Park could be called the Golden Gate Park of Santa Cruz. Sitting on a forested hill to the ... [Read more]

The Pogonip, by Ross Eric Gibson
Today, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands vacant on a panoramic site ... [Read more]

Zoo in Santa Cruz, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around 1912. Some of the animals ... [Read more]

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On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found they could do little more than haul as many possessions as they could carry to safety.

That afternoon a main water gate at the reservoir had burst. The water supply ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894 by Pamela Reynolds