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Situated between the Town of Los Gatos and the City of Santa Cruz, in the central coast counties of California, ... [Read more]

Resorts in the Summit Road Area, 1850-1906, by Stephen Michael Payne
Hotel de Redwood, the first hotel in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, was built in 1859, at ... [Read more]

The Rise and Fall of Holy City, by John V. Young
Holy City, on the old Santa Cruz Highway a little north of the Summit, was a Johnny-come-lately to the ranks ... [Read more]

Skyland and Highland, by John V. Young
An attempt to find a name signifying a place higher than high accounts for the present name of Skyland, an ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

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The devotion of the Summit settlers to their children's education was evidenced by the number of school districts formed over ... [Read more]

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Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the coast. Like roots, these redwood structures connected ranchers, miners and loggers to bigger cities and the world. Some of the wharves remain, like the century-old pier in Capitola. Some don't, ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Days of the Sugar Pier: Aptos Wharf Once Stretched Quarter Mile from Shore by Mary Bryant