Santa Cruz County History - Articles


Browsing Local History Articles tagged "water supply"

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]

Search Local History Articles

» Browse by Author

Explore Santa Cruz County History!

On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at the Cowell Ranch. Sarah and the ranch housekeeper were riding in the family buggy along the upper kiln road on the Cowell ranch (now the campus of University of California ..." [More]

Excerpted from Cowell Ghost by Santa Cruz Sentinel