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An overgrown, two-tiered fountain near the south entrance to Ben Lomond stands as a relic of the glory days of ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: John Burns, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [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