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Reminiscences of Old Bango Club, by Thomas Dykes Beasley
The idea of the Bango club originated at a meeting held in a room opening out of Mr. Effey's jewelry ... [Read more]

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The Library Association, 1868-1881

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to provide books and magazines to participating members. A key personality of this group was Frank Cooper, who, on June 6, 1868, drafted the following proclamation:

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Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 1-- 1868-1881 by Margaret Souza