Santa Cruz County History - In the 19th Century


The Water Carnivals

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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery.

The Ohlone (Costanoan) Indians made ornaments of abalone shell and other small sea shells they shaped and drilled: their woven baskets were works of art, sometimes ornamented with quail feathers and tiny, hand-drilled beads made of ..." [More]

Excerpted from They Built a League and Gallery by Margaret Koch