Boulder Creek in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Free Reading Room
Town's First Library
Historical Trust Landmark
Erected by Santa Cruz County Museum of Art & History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 37° 7.384′ N, 122° 7.286′ W. Marker is in Boulder Creek, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Central Avenue (California Route 9), on the right when traveling north. The marker is mounted above the large windows on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13026 CA-9, Boulder Creek CA 95006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stagg/Hartman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain Echo Newspaper Office (about 400 feet away); I.O.O.F. Hall (about 400 feet away); The Swamp House (about 500 feet away); Basham Boarding House (about 500 feet away); McLeod House Grace Episcopal Church Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); World famous Brookdale Lodge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder Creek.
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1. WCTU in Boulder Creek.
"A two story building was built in 1893 for a little over $1,000 on a lot donated by the railroad. The brave hard working ladies of the Union cooked and served meals to the people to pay off their construction loan. The WCTU played a significant role in the tumultuous history of temperance and anti-temperance in the town through the early years of the twentieth century. By way of funds from renting the upstairs unit, the WCTU opened up a free reading room downstairs. The hope was that this would cure the loggers of their nefarious activities, including frequenting the towns many saloons and brothels."(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
2. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union @ History.com.
"The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was founded in November 1874 in Cleveland, Ohio. After Frances Willard took over leadership in 1879, the WCTU(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
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