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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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Large Estates Once Lined Water's Edge

At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions along West Cliff Drive resembled Newport, R.I.

West Cliff Drive between the 1893 railroad depot and the lighthouse was once known as ..." [More]

Excerpted from West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row by Ross Eric Gibson