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The National Guard training site for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment was established in Capitola in 1926. The camp was ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz's Town Clock, by Carmen Morones and Rechs Ann Pedersen
The Town Clock, which towers over the convergence of Pacific Avenue and Water and Front Streets, is actually Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

Penny University, by Carmen Morones
A trio of professors from the University of California at Santa Cruz started the Penny University in 1974. Page Smith, ... [Read more]

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"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz during the wild years of the 1870s. Her colorful lifestyle made her one of the most successful practitioners of the world's oldest profession to ever ply their trade in the county.

Her real name was Mary ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Mary "Maria" McDermott by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow