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West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row, by Ross Eric Gibson
At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions ... [Read more]

It's always a surprise to discover the Fair Avenue ruins of an old yoga temple whose minarets, entry arch and ... [Read more]

The Golden Gate Villa, by Susan Dormanen
From any portion of the city can be seen a magnificent villa whose turrets and towers soar above their surroundings. [Read more]

Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [Read more]

To hesitate, is to be lost. I wanted to claim that this beautiful home belonged to Santa Cruz; hesitated a ... [Read more]

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George Lewis Colegrove was born in the Dundee area of McHenry County, Illinois, on March 29, 1843. When he was seven, George's father, John Smith Colegrove, left his family and went to the gold fields in California. John Colegrove eventually settled near Dutch Flat, California. At twelve, young ..." [More]

Excerpted from Stagecoach Days in the Mountains by Stephen Michael Payne