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Scotts Valley Area Curiosities, by Marion Dale Pokriots
When ocean waters receded many eons ago, some interesting features were left exposed in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one of ... [Read more]

The Tree Circus, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Tree Circus started as a tourist attraction in Scotts Valley in 1947. It featured sculpted trees, their trunks shaped ... [Read more]

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Railroads and streetcars: Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, both industrial and tourist oriented, to the coming of the railroads. In 1870, no rail lines serviced Santa Cruz County. Within the next ten years, however, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars by Susan Lehmann