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A girl in a formal dress runs across the lobby, then disappears into thin air. In an empty Mermaid Room, ... [Read more]

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

The hallowed grounds of Mount Hermon's Christian retreat have a colorful past. In 1841 the redwood preserve hosted California's first ... [Read more]

An overgrown, two-tiered fountain near the south entrance to Ben Lomond stands as a relic of the glory days of ... [Read more]

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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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"There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. It was one of three major river crossings over the San Lorenzo River. The 800-foot structure was built at a cost of approximately $15,000. The picturesque covered bridge was styled after "Smith Patent ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Soquel Avenue Bridge by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department