Santa Cruz County History - In the 19th Century


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Few people on the central coast realize they are living on holy ground, in areas first settled as religious retreats. The 1791 mission that gave its name to the city of Santa Cruz wasn't the only local religious settlement to become a village.

When the Methodists established Pacific Grove in ..." [More]

Excerpted from Church Groups Found a Haven in Santa Cruz in the 1800s by Ross Eric Gibson