This area has a fascinating history. A history of brave families
taking risks, carving new lives in a wild wonderful place. Here are
some sources I've run across. If you have more please
email and they will be added
here. It is a history worth remembering. If you have any new history
to tell or personal tales I'd like to include them too.
Growing Up in the Santa Cruz Mountains
- Author: Margaret Louise Tapp Tarquinio
- Publisher: Vista Del Mar Press in Los Gatos CA
- ISBN: 9648618-0-1
Just a great a book. The stories paint movies in your mind. The
details make it real.
A Trip Through Time and The Santa Cruz Mountains
- Authors: Billie Jensen and Reece Jensen
- Publisher: Ghastly Gallimaufry in Gardnerville Nevada
- ISBN: 1-886278-07-5
Another great book. Sorry all these books are good! It's filled with
interesting history and stories.
A Howling Wilderness
A History of the Summit Road Area of the Santa Cruz Mountains 1850-1906
- Author: Stephen Payne
- Publisher: Loma Prieta Publishing in Los Gatos
A very interesting collection of histories and stories about the
Santa Cruz mountain area.
Riker's Roadside Attraction In The Santa Cruz Mountains
I drove by Holy City, or what was Holy City, many a time never realizing
what a slice of history happened on the now near vacant land. If you
are looking for wierd and quirky this well told tale of Holy City is for you.
- Author: Betty Lewis
- Publisher: Otter B Books
- ISBN: 0-9617681-5-0