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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; ... [Read more]

This organization has for fifteen years been a notable institution of Santa Cruz, and for a long time was as ... [Read more]

The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, by Pamela Reynolds
On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found ... [Read more]

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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken place when schools and churches outnumbered saloons and whorehouses. Santa Cruz started early in its history to reach that goal and from the first days of its existence as ..." [More]

Excerpted from Institutions in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950 by Susan Lehmann