Young, John V.
John V. Young is a local author who has written especially about the Santa Cruz Mountains area. SCPL Local History articles has in the past published several excerpts from Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Western Tanager Press, c1979, c1984 (the links are to Wayback Machine archived copies - the full out-of-print book is available in hardcopy at SCPL), including:
- "Mountain Charley",
- "The Rise and Fall of Holy City".
- "Skyland and Highland"
- "Covered Bridges"
- "Silent Charley--Charley Parkhurst"
- Hot type & pony wire : my life as a California reporter from Prohibition to Pearl Harbor, Santa Cruz, Calif. : Western Tanager Press,  (avail. at SCPL)