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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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