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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] ... [Read more]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. ... [Read more]

From the beginnings of the Library in 1868 to April 14, 1904, the Santa Cruz Public Library was located in ... [Read more]

Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of the first westerns to portray cowboys as good-hearted, chivalrous pioneers.

Movies were only a penny arcade novelty in April 1896 when Thomas Edison debuted his projected "filmstrip" motion pictures ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hollywood Came to Santa Cruz: Huge Redwoods Seen as Western Backdrops by Ross Eric Gibson