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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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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship program, countering protesters who call the pageant a cotillion of debutants, wearing too much makeup and showing too much skin.

Some of those same complaints were lodged against the Miss California Pageant when it originated in Santa Cruz in 1924. It ..." [More]

Excerpted from Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924 by Ross Eric Gibson