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Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and Bartolome Ferrelo, flying the flag of Spain, explore the west coast of North America. [Read more]

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A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around 1912. Some of the animals included in the zoo were buffalo, elk, deer and a bear. It was closed by the Parks and Recreation Commission in 1933.


Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, Oct. 23, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Zoo in Santa Cruz by Santa Cruz Sentinel