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Santa Cruz County History - Community Services
- History of the County's Emeline Street Complex
"This section provides a chronological history of the County Buildings housed at the Emeline Street ..."
- History of the Sewerage System of the City of Santa Cruz
""Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of ..."
- History of the Central Water District
"In 1949, local residents began meeting at Pleasant Valley School to discuss the dire shortage ..."
- History of the Santa Cruz City Water Department, by Santa Cruz City Water Department
""For Santa Cruz, the beginning of water supply development took place in 1792 when the ..."
- Introduction to the San Lorenzo Valley Water District
"The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (originally the San Lorenzo Valley County Water District) was ..."
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"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the construction of transportation facilities, Santa Cruz became an attraction to tourists because of its fine beaches and beautiful scenery. The San Jose-Capitola Turnpike, constructed about 1870, permitted easier ..." [More]
Excerpted from History of the Sewerage System of the City of Santa Cruz