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See AlsoFor more information see "Institutions in Santa Cruz County" -- 1850-1950 under "Santa Cruz County History - Architecture" and "Mintie White, teacher" under "Santa Cruz County History - People"

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Few people on the central coast realize they are living on holy ground, in areas first settled as religious retreats. The 1791 mission that gave its name to the city of Santa Cruz wasn't the only local religious settlement to become a village.

When the Methodists established Pacific Grove in ..." [More]

Excerpted from Church Groups Found a Haven in Santa Cruz in the 1800s by Ross Eric Gibson