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Zanja Hike

August 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk the Path of Early Santa Cruz’s Water History

August 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Free

Trace the course of the old water canal (“zanja”) that was dug to Mission Santa Cruz by Ohlone indigenous people in the late 18th century.  Imagine our city’s landscape as it appeared 200 years ago. Join educator and local history author Dean Silvers on this 2 hour, 2.5 mile gradual downhill trek from Spring Street to the Santa Cruz Mission with views, maps, photos and discussion as we piece together the route of this historic waterway. A map will be provided to each participant. Meet at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park at 9:30 am to carpool. Limited parking is available at the end of Spring Street, where the hike will begin at 10 am. Bring a bag lunch, water, hat and sunglasses, and layers of clothing.

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August 6, 2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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California Department of Parks and Recreation
(916) 653-6995
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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
144 School St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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(831) 425-5849
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