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Most discussions about Santa Cruz County's North Coast emphasize the scenic natural beauty of the coastline, and indeed some aspects ... [Read more]

The Davenport cement plant (it became Pacific Cement and Aggregates in 1956, Lonestar Cement Corporation in 1965 and RMC Pacific ... [Read more]

The Roads of Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
A road network usually evolved as a means of opening up an area to residential, agricultural, and industrial development, and ... [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]

The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943) was a U.S. government agency created during the Great Depression to provide jobs for unemployed ... [Read more]

The wealth of natural resources in Santa Cruz County was obvious to the first pioneers in the area. A major ... [Read more]

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In the city of Santa Cruz (California) of the 1850's, the downtown started seeing a growth in commercial type buildings; boarding houses, shops, restaurants, drug stores, tanneries, etc. Though fires were not uncommon, they rarely destroyed more than one piece of property at a time.

In 1857, the Santa Cruz ..." [More]

Excerpted from More Than 100 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Santa Cruz Fire Department by Jerry Ochoa