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A history of the Civic Auditorium building in Santa Cruz. [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]

Public Art in Santa Cruz, by Jessica Teeter
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There is an impression abroad in the East--a hazy, vague impression, it is true, but still an impression--that the Californian ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz Spirituality, by Paul Tutwiler
The purpose of this study is to promote knowledge and understanding of the group spirituality expressed in associations that are ... [Read more]

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Following the 1054 division of Christendom into the Church of Rome and that of the four Patriarchates of the East ... [Read more]

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The reformation of the Western Christian Church which began in Germany in 1519 with Martin Luther gave rise first of ... [Read more]

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A Sea-Port on the Pacific, by Mary Hallock Foote
The whitish-gray sandstone cliffs rise above the breakers to the level of the breezy plain above; they are like an ... [Read more]

A Sea-Port on the Pacific, by Mary Hallock Foote
Five minutes' walk from the priests' garden will bring you into a little street which contradicts every impression there received. ... [Read more]

In the Library's collection of historical pamphlets is an Advertisement from the Southern Pacific railroad company. [Read more]

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1866: Incorporated as a town under the laws of the State of California. The incorporation papers specified that the town ... [Read more]

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Cruz was formed on January 10, 1956 following the December 22-23, 1955 ... [Read more]

The City of Santa Cruz was declared a Nuclear Free Zone by City Council resolution on Oct 8, 1991. [Read more]

A ceremony at City Hall Sunday (6-6-1982), marked the city of Santa Cruz's official status as California's first "Planetary City". [Read more]

In 1866, the City of Santa Cruz incorporated as a town. The incorporation papers specified that the town would be ... [Read more]

The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that ... [Read more]

In 1907, the citizens voted for a new charter. In it, the mayor was designated as the chief executive with ... [Read more]

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The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that ... [Read more]

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The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. ... [Read more]

According to an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, dated July 18, 1954, the County Clerk Harry E. Miller said ... [Read more]

The following text is from a booklet issued by Wharton Film Classics, Inc. On the booklet's front cover, the company ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of ... [Read more]

My Early Childhood Memories: End Notes, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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My Early Childhood Memories, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Sarah Hinton Gourley (1849-1940) was seven years old when she arrived in Santa Cruz in 1856. Her memories about the ... [Read more]

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My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was in a small white house. It was a [Read more]

There were few houses on Mission St. other than farm houses. There were pastures on both sides. The road was ... [Read more]

MyEarly Childhood Memories: Part Four, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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As the result of the Mexican War, Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1846. A territorial government should ... [Read more]

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Between 1849 and 1862, the Legislature met annually. Term of office for State Senators was 2 years; for Assembly Members, ... [Read more]

Between 1849 and 1862, the Legislature met annually. Term of office for State Senators was 2 years; for Assembly Members, ... [Read more]

California was admitted into the Union as a state on September 9, 1850. Based on the 1840 Census, California was ... [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]

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By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a warehouse and wharf located on the busy San Francisco waterfront. 23 This would have been success enough for most men, so what prompted Henry to take the step ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897) by Laurie MacDougall