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he deposits of asphaltic and bituminous rock in Santa Cruz County have long been known and utilized. The material is ... [Read more]

Gold occurs in Santa Cruz County in auriferous black sand deposits, in placer deposits in a number of creeks and ... [Read more]

Granite has been quarried from Ben Lomond Mountain in the past. The rock, which is classified as quartz diorite, is ... [Read more]

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In the city of Santa Cruz (California) of the 1850's, the downtown started seeing a growth in commercial type buildings; boarding houses, shops, restaurants, drug stores, tanneries, etc. Though fires were not uncommon, they rarely destroyed more than one piece of property at a time.

In 1857, the Santa Cruz ..." [More]

Excerpted from More Than 100 Years of Service: A Brief History of the Santa Cruz Fire Department by Jerry Ochoa