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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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The United States was not at war with Japan when, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The day after, the United States declared war on Japan. During the first part of the War, the newspapers carried articles that reveal fears of external attack ..." [More]

Excerpted from Fear of Attack, Fear of Sabotage, Arrests by Rechs Ann Pedersen