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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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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery.

The Ohlone (Costanoan) Indians made ornaments of abalone shell and other small sea shells they shaped and drilled: their woven baskets were works of art, sometimes ornamented with quail feathers and tiny, hand-drilled beads made of ..." [More]

Excerpted from They Built a League and Gallery by Margaret Koch