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Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
The roads over the Santa Cruz Mountains served not only the settlers and loggers living and working on the summit, ... [Read more]

Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
George Lewis Colegrove was born in the Dundee area of McHenry County, Illinois, on March 29, 1843. When he was ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: William H. Bias, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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According to Ernest Otto, Santa Cruz journalist and historian, Wells Fargo was formerly located in the Ely building on Pacific ... [Read more]

The stage for Santa Cruz, on Thursday last, containing eight or nine passengers, upset about a mile beyond Mountain Charley's, ... [Read more]

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Part 2

Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn