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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

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The Garfield Park Branch Library, at 705 Woodrow Avenue, was one of four Carnegie Libraries built in Santa Cruz, California between 1903 and 1921. The Main or "Carnegie Free Library" was built downtown in 1903-04, and two grants from the Carnegie Corporation for two small branch libraries was received ..." [More]

Excerpted from History of the Garfield Park Library, 1914-1997 by Daniel McMahon