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.

Agriculture Economic Development of the City of Santa Cruz, 1850-1950 Mining Other Industries

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With studies under way to possibly reintroduce the convention industry to Santa Cruz, it might be well to recall its long history here. Santa Cruz was once the most popular convention destination in Northern California, after San Francisco.

The city of Santa Cruz began as a major shipping ..." [More]

Excerpted from Santa Cruz has a Long History of Convention Business by Ross Eric Gibson