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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies ... [Read more]

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The year 1903 was fateful for the Cowells. Henry Cowell was shot in the shoulder in a boundary dispute with a man named D. Leigh Ingalsbe. The rather lurid newspaper accounts of the incident indicate this dispute was of long-standing, and refer to the severe loss of blood suffered by ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Tragic Year (1903) by Laurie MacDougall