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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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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn