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Few people on the central coast realize they are living on holy ground, in areas first settled as religious retreats. ... [Read more]

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The original St. George Hotel rose out of the ashes of an 1894 fire, then perished in a 1990 fire. During its life, this luxury hotel was a showplace of art and culture, a civic and community center, and the salvation of downtown Santa Cruz's tourist industry in the 1920s.

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Excerpted from The St. George was a Center of Culture and Art by Ross Eric Gibson