Santa Cruz County History - Unusual & Curious


  • Birds "Invade" Santa Cruz, California, by Santa Cruz Sentinel and Wally Trabing
    "The film, "The Birds", was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the story ..."
  • Cowell Ghost, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
    "On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed ..."
  • The Mystery Spot, by Sharon Yamanaka
    "The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's ..."
  • Scotts Valley Area Curiosities, by Marion Dale Pokriots
    "When ocean waters receded many eons ago, some interesting features were left exposed in the ..."
  • The Tree Circus, by Sharon Yamanaka
    "The Tree Circus started as a tourist attraction in Scotts Valley in 1947. It featured ..."
  • Wax Reproduction of the Last Supper
    "The life size wax figures of Jesus and his disciples at the last supper were ..."

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Widely considered as the Father of Santa Cruz, Elihu Anthony was born in New York and arrived in Santa Cruz in the spring of 1847.

Anthony initiated a number of "firsts" in Santa Cruz including organizing the first protestant Church, establishing the first blacksmith foundry, building the first wharf, and ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Elihu Anthony by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow