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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]

The Mystery Spot, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's heyday the Mystery Spot was ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

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The First Town Clock

The Town Clock, which towers over the convergence of Pacific Avenue and Water and Front Streets, is actually Santa Cruz's second town clock. The first town clock was build as part of the original IOOF building, constructed in 1873.

" It had four faces and ..." [More]

Excerpted from Santa Cruz's Town Clock by Carmen Morones and Rechs Ann Pedersen