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Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [Read more]

Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The early evolution of bridge construction in Santa Cruz shows a progression of problem-solving and building techniques. [Read more]

Covered Bridges, by John V. Young
Santa Cruz County has the most covered bridges still standing of any county in the state, all of them deep ... [Read more]

The Soquel Avenue Bridge, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. [Read more]

Water Street Bridge Fact Sheet, by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
The Water Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project involved the removal and replacement of the northern half of the bridge and the ... [Read more]

The downtown area of the City of Santa Cruz has been located in the floodplain of the San Lorenzo River ... [Read more]

In addition to quantitative measurements, (see Table) the public reaction as found in newspaper stories is another good way to ... [Read more]

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The San Lorenzo River drains a watershed of approximately 138 square miles, and drops from an elevation of 2900 ft. ... [Read more]

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Few records exist of past floods in the San Lorenzo Basin. However, damaging floods are known to have occurred in ... [Read more]

The Bernard Peyton Mansion, by Barry Brown
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The California Powder Works, situated on the San Lorenzo River two and a half miles north of the city of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The Cannons, by Barry Brown
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The Charcoal Retorts, by Barry Brown
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The Corning Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Covered Bridge, by Barry Brown
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CPW Railroad Entrance, by Barry Brown
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Dedication, by Barry Brown
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The First C.P.W. Office, by Barry Brown
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Glaze Mill #1, by Barry Brown
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The Great Explosion of 1898, by Barry Brown
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The Liberty Flag Pole, by Barry Brown
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Over-Gear Wheel Mill #2, by Barry Brown
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The Pack House, by Barry Brown
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The Paper Mill Dam, by Barry Brown
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The Powder House, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Magazine, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Mill Creek, by Barry Brown
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A Powder Works Home, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Works Village, by Barry Brown
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The Press Mill, by Barry Brown
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The San Lorenzo Paper Mill, by Barry Brown
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The manufacture of a superior quality of leather has long been one of the specialties of Santa Cruz County. At ... [Read more]

The Smokeless Powder Plant, by Barry Brown
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The Steam Mills, by Barry Brown
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The Tin House, by Barry Brown
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Under-Gear Wheel Mill #8, by Barry Brown
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The Washington Pathway, by Barry Brown
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"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the ... [Read more]

In 1894, fire gutted the heart of downtown Santa Cruz north and south of Cooper Street. City fathers decided to ... [Read more]

History of the Santa Cruz City Water Department, by Santa Cruz City Water Department
"For Santa Cruz, the beginning of water supply development took place in 1792 when the Padres of the Mission Santa ... [Read more]

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (originally the San Lorenzo Valley County Water District) was formed by a special election ... [Read more]

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The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's heyday the Mystery Spot was in Life Magazine (Nov. 15, 1948). It was also featured on Art Baker's television show, You Asked For It. According to the official version it was discovered in 1939 ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Mystery Spot by Sharon Yamanaka