Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County

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1. General Topics 2. Evacuation Period: Dec. 7, 1941 - June 17, 1942 3. During the Internment: June 17, 1942-1944 4. Release and Return of the Evacuees: 1945-1946

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Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential for development of Santa Cruz County's abundant natural resources. Known to the Mexican authorities as "foreigners," these men established the first industries in what was to become Santa Cruz County.

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Excerpted from Overview by Susan Lehmann