Sports of Santa Cruz County (Images of America)

Sports of Santa Cruz County (Images of America)

Geoffrey Dunn


Its inviting weather, engaging rugged mountains, and alluring shorelines have continually made Santa Cruz County a haven for athletic actions. a large choice of carrying endeavors, a few past the norm, have known as Santa Cruz domestic over the a long time. within the nineteenth century, Santa Cruz served as a springboard for contemporary browsing. It was once an early bastion for geared up baseball, too, starting within the 1860s, and it was once domestic to a sequence groups as early because the 1870s. different colourful athletic actions came about right here (including fireplace hose groups, long-distance strolling, and bicycling), in addition to extra conventional American activities like basketball, soccer, boxing, and tennis. The area boasts of a robust culture of ladies athletes to boot, particularly Marion Hollins, maybe the best all-around girl athlete of the early twentieth century.

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