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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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By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water Street Bridge were already stiff from rigor mortis. A large crowd had gathered on the banks of the San Lorenzo River to gape at the hanging corpses, victims of an ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hanging on the Water Street Bridge: A Santa Cruz Lynching by Geoffrey Dunn