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The Bernard Peyton Mansion, by Barry Brown
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The first Europeans to set foot in the Monterey Bay area, the sole domain of Native Americans for thousands of ... [Read more]

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The Cannons, by Barry Brown
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The Charcoal Retorts, by Barry Brown
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The Corning Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Covered Bridge, by Barry Brown
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CPW Railroad Entrance, by Barry Brown
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Dedication, by Barry Brown
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The First C.P.W. Office, by Barry Brown
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Glaze Mill #1, by Barry Brown
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The Great Explosion of 1898, by Barry Brown
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The Liberty Flag Pole, by Barry Brown
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Over-Gear Wheel Mill #2, by Barry Brown
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The Pack House, by Barry Brown
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The Paper Mill Dam, by Barry Brown
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The Powder House, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Magazine, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Mill Creek, by Barry Brown
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A Powder Works Home, by Barry Brown
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The Powder Works Village, by Barry Brown
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The Press Mill, by Barry Brown
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The San Lorenzo Paper Mill, by Barry Brown
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The Smokeless Powder Plant, by Barry Brown
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The Steam Mills, by Barry Brown
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The Tin House, by Barry Brown
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Under-Gear Wheel Mill #8, by Barry Brown
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The Washington Pathway, by Barry Brown
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On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found they could do little more than haul as many possessions as they could carry to safety.

That afternoon a main water gate at the reservoir had burst. The water supply ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894 by Pamela Reynolds