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There is an impression abroad in the East--a hazy, vague impression, it is true, but still an impression--that the Californian ... [Read more]

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A Walk Through Time: Amos Lunt, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: Robert Liddell, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: Robert Majors, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: The Rountree Family, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: Sheriff Milton Besse, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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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