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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush, by Ross Eric Gibson
The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and ... [Read more]

The wealth of natural resources in Santa Cruz County was obvious to the first pioneers in the area. A major ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Wharf, by Ross Eric Gibson
The 80-year-old Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf has been undergoing its first face lift in 30 years. The past few years ... [Read more]

Fred W. Swanton grew up in Santa Cruz and attended Heald's Business College in San Francisco. His career was that ... [Read more]

1001 Stagnaros, by Geoffrey Dunn
One of Robert "Big Boy" Stagnaro's earliest childhood memories is of a small hole next to his father's fish market ... [Read more]

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the ... [Read more]

The present (1999) Municipal Wharf was built in 1914 and was the fifth wharf to be built in the harbor. ... [Read more]

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Railroads and streetcars: Like so many isolated communities of the west, the City of Santa Cruz owes much of its early economic development, both industrial and tourist oriented, to the coming of the railroads. In 1870, no rail lines serviced Santa Cruz County. Within the next ten years, however, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Railroads and Streetcars by Susan Lehmann