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The first 50 years of statehood witnessed continued slow and fitful development on the North Coast. Settlers struggled up the ... [Read more]

The other early industry, one that will have a direct bearing on the Coast Dairies story, involved the huge limestone ... [Read more]

Meanwhile, as the Ocean Shore was building its railroad to the San Vicente, the cement plant was rising on the ... [Read more]

Although several small mineral springs occur singly and in groups within Santa Cruz County, no mineral water is bottled or ... [Read more]

In 1949, local residents began meeting at Pleasant Valley School to discuss the dire shortage of potable water in the ... [Read more]

History of the Santa Cruz City Water Department, by Santa Cruz City Water Department
"For Santa Cruz, the beginning of water supply development took place in 1792 when the Padres of the Mission Santa ... [Read more]

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (originally the San Lorenzo Valley County Water District) was formed by a special election ... [Read more]

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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken place when schools and churches outnumbered saloons and whorehouses. Santa Cruz started early in its history to reach that goal and from the first days of its existence as ..." [More]

Excerpted from Institutions in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950 by Susan Lehmann