Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Local historian Ross Eric Gibson on floods, rebellions, colonization, innovation, preservation, and heroism

Ross Gibson is a native Santa Cruzan and historian, with a lifelong interest in Santa Cruz County history.  He’s written books and plays about local history, been an historic architectural consultant, served on the City Historic Preservation Commission to protect landmarks and neighborhoods, and written Santa Cruz history columns for the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Image above is of Daniel Rodgers, 1800-1903, Watsonville’s first Black civic leader, blind in his right eye.

Links to a couple of Ross’s articles that were referenced in the conversation:

The 1862 Megaflood and the ‘finger of fate’ | Ross Eric Gibson, Local History

The Golden Circle Conspiracy | Ross Eric Gibson, Local History