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Although the Boardwalk was the primary commercial endeavor to capitalize on tourism at the beach, no history of Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

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Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in November of 1923. When he was two years old his family ... [Read more]

History records that surfboard riding first began in the Hawaiian Islands hundreds of years ago. It took until the late ... [Read more]

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DeLaveaga Park could be called the Golden Gate Park of Santa Cruz. Sitting on a forested hill to the east, it has hosted several military outfits and a world-class golf course.

The park bears the name of its mysterious benefactor, a little-known wealthy naturalist, horseman and humanitarian whose generosity ..." [More]

Excerpted from DeLaveaga Left His Fortune for Parks and for Charity by Ross Eric Gibson