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

"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the ... [Read more]

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[Eliza W. Farnham, who promoted social reform, became matron of the women's section of Sing Sing Prison in 1844. Despite the improvements she made, her liberal views brought her into conflict with other staff members and she was forced to resign in 1848. That same year, her husband (Thomas ..." [More]

Excerpted from Journey to San Francisco by Eliza W. Farnham