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A Walk Through Time: The 1898 Powder Mill Explosion, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Covered Bridges, by John V. Young
Santa Cruz County has the most covered bridges still standing of any county in the state, all of them deep ... [Read more]

The Bernard Peyton Mansion, by Barry Brown
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The California Powder Works, situated on the San Lorenzo River two and a half miles north of the city of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The Cannons, by Barry Brown
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The Charcoal Retorts, by Barry Brown
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The Corning Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Covered Bridge, by Barry Brown
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CPW Railroad Entrance, by Barry Brown
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Dedication, by Barry Brown
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The First C.P.W. Office, by Barry Brown
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Glaze Mill #1, by Barry Brown
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The Great Explosion of 1898, by Barry Brown
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The Liberty Flag Pole, by Barry Brown
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Over-Gear Wheel Mill #2, by Barry Brown
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The Pack House, by Barry Brown
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The Paper Mill Dam, by Barry Brown
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The Powder House, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Magazine, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Mill Creek, by Barry Brown
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A Powder Works Home, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Works Village, by Barry Brown
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The Press Mill, by Barry Brown
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The San Lorenzo Paper Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Smokeless Powder Plant, by Barry Brown
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The Steam Mills, by Barry Brown
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The Tin House, by Barry Brown
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Under-Gear Wheel Mill #8, by Barry Brown
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The Washington Pathway, by Barry Brown
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Characteristics of Floods on the San Lorenzo River

The San Lorenzo River drains a watershed of approximately 138 square miles, and drops from an elevation of 2900 ft. to sea level in its 22 mile length. (The first 2000 ft. drop occurs in the first three miles.) To quote ..." [More]

Excerpted from Floods and Flood Control on the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz by Daniel McMahon