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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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[Excerpted from: Annual Report, Central Water District, 1988-89, unpaged.]

In 1949, local residents began meeting at Pleasant Valley School to discuss the dire shortage of potable water in the area. They organized a committee, headed by Lester Morrison, to sponsor the formation of a county water ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Central Water District