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  • The Pogonip, by Ross Eric Gibson
    "Today, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands ..."
  • Zoo in Santa Cruz, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
    "A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around ..."

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The hallowed grounds of Mount Hermon's Christian retreat have a colorful past. In 1841 the redwood preserve hosted California's first power sawmill, and a Mexican-era distillery predated the temperance community. But the uninhibited bohemian resort that eventually became a Christian retreat left a more lasting legacy in its love ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mountain Paradise, Mount Hermon has Bohemian Roots by Ross Eric Gibson