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Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

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Meder Street stretches out long across the western edge of Santa Cruz, tying Mission Hill to the north coast. This avenue is named for Moses "Mo" A. Meder, who was born on December 18, 1802 at Grafton County, New Hampshire. He came to California in 1846, in the days before ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Moses A. Meder by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow