Historical Overview of Santa Cruz, California Research Paper by The Research Group

Historical Overview of Santa Cruz, California
An in-depth examination of the history and development of Santa Cruz, California.
# 72248 | 2,700 words | 17 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper discusses the history and development of Santa Cruz, California, from 1769 to 1960 and shows how these developments are related to demographic and other changes taking place in the region. The paper identifies key historical events, including the secularization of the Mission System, statehood, the Gold Rush and the decline of the tourism industry during the Great Depression and looks at how the demographics of the region changed during these time periods.

Introduction and Purpose
From Colonialism to Early Secularization
The Nineteenth Century
Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
The Middle Twentieth Century
Summary and Conclusions

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"Long before the advent of Spanish conquistadors, explorers and missionaries, Santa Cruz and the surrounding area were the home of a people now known as the Phlone (Ryan, 1980). The homelands of these indigenous tribal peoples reached from the tip of the San Francisco peninsula, around the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay, along the coast and throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to Point Sur and throughout the Santa Clara Valley eastward to the Mount Hamilton Range (Cartier, 1991; Ryan, 1980). In the sixteenth century, prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, over 10,000 Native Americans lived in this general region and, according to Cartier (1991), the Spaniards were amazed at the variety and diversity of the tribes and languages that covered such a small area. Ohlone culture as of 1770 consisted of a world in which people had a close physical and psychological bond to the environment and to the customs of a small society. What is known of the Ohlone, according to Ryan (1980), has been extracted from the historical records of their observers, including Spanish missionaries."

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