Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living

See AlsoFor more information on the tourist industry, see the section Tourism. For additional information on the lime industry, see Lime and the Lime Business.

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This eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, is a good time to recall the small but active group of Jewish pioneers who helped found Santa Cruz.

The first Jewish settler is believed to have been Louis Schwartz, from whose business sprang most of the early Jewish businesses. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Jewish Pioneers Played a Big Role in Santa Cruz by Ross Eric Gibson