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Santa Cruz County History - In the 20th Century
- The Great White Fleet Visits Santa Cruz, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
"The Great White Fleet, so-called because the ships were painted white, was a United States ..."
- Miss Santa Cruz County, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
- Pope John Paul II's Visit to Monterey Bay Area
- Notes on the 1906 Aerial Panorama of Santa Cruz by George Lawrence, by Peter Nurkse
- Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924, by Ross Eric Gibson
"Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship"
- WPA Projects in Santa Cruz County
"The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943) was a U.S. government agency created during the Great Depression ..."
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Joseph "Joe" Smallwood was an African-American pioneer of Santa Cruz County, who was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in the days before the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation.
Smallwood, a barber by trade, was born in Maryland on June 11, 1814 to parents who were ex-slaves, having been ..." [More]
Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow