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Scotts Valley Area Curiosities, by Marion Dale Pokriots
When ocean waters receded many eons ago, some interesting features were left exposed in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one of ... [Read more]

The Tree Circus, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Tree Circus started as a tourist attraction in Scotts Valley in 1947. It featured sculpted trees, their trunks shaped ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies the more genteel history of the Santa Cruz County wine industry. Its saintly origin was the mission church itself, which planted its vineyards between 1804 and 1807 in what is ..." [More]

Excerpted from A History of Wine Making in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Ross Eric Gibson