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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The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and came into existence by accident.

The Spanish can't be blamed for its location. These "Flats" were such an inhospitable flood plain that the Spanish never built there after ..." [More]

Excerpted from Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush by Ross Eric Gibson