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The Davenport cement plant (it became Pacific Cement and Aggregates in 1956, Lonestar Cement Corporation in 1965 and RMC Pacific ... [Read more]

Nobody has to tell Tom Goto he's a hero. Long ago, he gave away the official recognition of his bravery: ... [Read more]

On a quiet evening in February of 1942, fifty years ago this coming month, Celestina Batistina Loero, my great grandmother, ... [Read more]

The following lists are from Nihon Bunka / Japanese Culture, published by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 1992. They are ... [Read more]

Una Storia Segreta, by Lawrence DiStasi and Adele Negro and Rose Scherini
UNA STORIA SEGRETA (the words in Italian mean both a secret story and a secret history), was developed by the ... [Read more]

In 1948, Santa Cruz High School published a yearbook called the Service Cardinal. It attempted to list all of the ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

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Hugo Hihn, brother of Frederick A. Hihn, had the Flatiron Building constructed in 1859-60, of bricks made right in Santa Cruz. It was the first brick building to be erected "down on the flat," as most of the business structures formerly had been up on the Mission Santa Cruz Plaza.

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Excerpted from The Flatiron Building, Pacific Avenue and Front Street by Margaret Koch