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Copperheads--Part 2, by Phil Reader
During the year of 1864, the mountains above the village of Corralitos were a hotbed of pro-secessionist activity. Two separate ... [Read more]

Copperheads--Part 3, by Phil Reader
The next band of Confederate guerrillas to hide out at the mountain camp among the redwoods above Corralitos was the ... [Read more]

The secessionist movement and the civil war that followed divided not only the United states, but every county, township, city, ... [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 the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

The Mayoral Historical listing was revised [by the S.C. City Clerk's Office] in ..." [More]

Excerpted from Common Councils and Mayors, 1876--1906