History pages

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A more-or-less chronological series of articles.

History Pages

  1. History Pages: 1 - The Ohlone. The early human inhabitants of our area.
  2. History Pages: 2 - The Explorers. From Cabrillo (1542) to Portola (1769).
  3. History Pages: 3 - The Missionaries. Mission Santa Cruz was founded in 1791.
  4. History Pages: 4 - Branciforte. A civilian pueblo was established in 1797.
  5. History Pages: 5 - The Ranchos. Former Mission lands became large land grants (1821-1846).
  6. History Pages: 6 - The Sailors. Bolcoff, Lodge, Buckle, and others
  7. History Pages: 7 - The Frontiersmen. Majors, Dye, Graham, and others
  8. History Pages: 8 - Bear Flag Revolt. Fremont, Blackburn, Sweet
  9. History Pages: 9 - The Territory. Daubenbiss, Hames, Bennett, Anthony
  10. History Pages: 10 - The Gold Rush. Cathcart, Farnham
  11. History Pages: 11 - Westside Mills and Tanneries. Dodero, Kirby, Boston
  12. History Pages: 12 - Pioneer German-Speakers of Santa Cruz County. Hihn and 18 others
  13. History Pages: 13 - The County. Moore, Meder
  14. History Pages: 14 - Around the New County.
  15. History Pages: 15 - Uptown and Downtown. Fallon, Thompson, Cooper
  16. History Pages: 16 - Lime and Wine. Davis & Jordan, Burns
  17. History Pages: 17 - Antebellum. McPherson
  18. History Pages: 18 - Civil War. Anthony, Brown, Rodriguez, Powder Works
  19. History Pages: 19 - Return of the Limeburners. Bennett, Bull, Adams, Cowell
  20. History Pages: 20 - The River. London Nelson
  21. History Pages: 21 - The Town.
  22. History Pages: 22 - The Institutions.
  23. History Pages: 23 - The Map and the Trees. 1866
  24. History Pages: 24 - Names Became Towns. Felton, Capitola, Davenport
  25. History Pages: 25 - The Farmers. Jarvis, Trevethan, Corcoran
  26. History Pages: 26 - The Quiet Years.
  27. History Pages: 27 - How the trains came to Santa Cruz (part 1). From Felton
  28. History Pages: 28 - How the trains came to Santa Cruz (part 2). From Pajaro and through Mission Hill
  29. History Pages: 29 - How the trains came to Santa Cruz (part 3). Streetcars
  30. History Pages: 30 – How the Town Became a City. 1876
  31. History Pages: 31 – Paris on the San Lorenzo: Second Empire style. 1870s
  32. History Pages: 32 - Santa Cruz Once Had a Chinatown
  33. History Pages: 33 - When Santa Cruz Had Four Wharfs. Gharky, Lynch, Hecox
  34. History Pages: 34 - The first book on Santa Cruz history, from 1879. Illustrations!
  35. History Pages: 35 - Gentrification: Downtown Santa Cruz in the 1870s. Hihn subdivides north of Lincoln.
  36. History Pages: 36 - Bridges to Somewhere: Eastside Santa Cruz in the 1870s. Barson, Wilson.
  37. History Pages: 37 - How the Trains Came to Santa Cruz – Part 4. Fair,
  38. History Pages: 38 - End of the Line: Last Stagecoach to Santa Cruz. McKiernan, Parkhurst, Colegrove
  39. History Pages: 39 - What's in a Name? – Adventures in Spelling Gharky, Meder
  40. History Pages: 40 - Approaching the Gilded Age: Santa Cruz Enters the 1880s
  41. History Pages: 41 - Southern Pacific took over Santa Cruz County railroads in the 1880s
  42. History Pages: 42 - Go, Team, Go: The First Team Sport in Santa Cruz, ca. 1880
  43. History Pages: 43 - Petroleum in Santa Cruz, Then and Now
  44. History Pages: 44 - Remembering (some of) the Presidents
  45. History Pages: 45 - The Italians
  46. History Pages: 46 - Santa Cruz gets an Octagon: downtown in the early 1880s
  47. History Pages: 47 - Santa Cruz in 1882: Water Street Gets a New Bridge
  48. History Pages: 48 - The Rise and Fall of Swanton House: 1883-87
  49. History Pages: 49 - Downtown expanded south in the 1880s
  50. History Pages: 50 - Beach Hill: 1870-99
  51. History Pages: 51 - Santa Cruz water system timeline
  52. History Pages: 52 - Santa Cruz electric system timeline

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