By Roger Di Silvestro

On the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation on January 7, 1891, Lieutenant Edward Casey (the final white soldier to die within the Indian Wars) was once assassinated by way of Lakota warrior lots Horses. 4 days later peaceable Lakota hunters have been ambushed by way of rancher Pete Culbertson and his brothers. based on frontier justice of the day, lots Horses may were summarily hanged and the Culbertsons by no means dropped at trial, yet public opinion, infected by means of the bloodbath at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890, resulted in lots Horses and the Culbertsons being attempted in civilian courts.
 
In telling the dramatic tale of those occasions and their impression around the nation, within the Shadow of Wounded Knee indicates the US on the speedy it was once transferring from a wild frontier kingdom right into a glossy country and the way the price of construction the rustic used to be paid not only in human lives yet with the sacrifice of human hopes and desires and the way forward for complete local cultures.

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Shown here is the 1919 CCAL track meet in Salinas, viewed from the grandstand. The site later became the home of the world-famous Salinas Rodeo and home to several Salinas professional and semipro baseball teams. One of the participants in the meet was John Steinbeck, the great novelist and the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In a program for the meet, he is listed as participating in the javelin and discus. One of Steinbeck’s best friends at Salinas, Bill Black, won the 440 and pole vault.

The 1992 Santa Cruz High Cardinals varsity baseball team clawed its way to the Central Coast Section championship game, losing to Carlmont 7-2 in the title clash at San Jose Municipal Stadium. After a slow start, the team went on a run of 12 wins in 13 games. C. Kaiser, and Zach McCormick; (second row) Jason Nee, Mike Goldstein, Joel Ackernecht, Femi Ayanbadejo, Ben “Harold” Gersick, Nick Marini, Steve Cardoza, Augie Guardino, Aaron Woliczko, Mike Hendren, and Bill Yong. ) 53 One of the most dominant softball pitchers in Santa Cruz County history was Desarie Knipfer of Soquel High.

48 The Santa Cruz High varsity baseball team from the early 1980s packed some serious wallop. Pictured, from left to right, are Glenallen Hill, Bill Domhoff, Dave De Esposito, Rick Munoz, Bobby Adams, Kevin Grindy, and Gino Panelli. Domhoff was a fine catcher who went on to star on the diamond at both Cabrillo College and San Francisco State. 735 late that season as the Yankees’ designated hitter. ) The Cardinals of the early 1980s were also blessed with fine pitching. Here, John “No-No” Wilson, a crafty lefthander, toes the rubber for Santa Cruz on his way to his third year as an allcounty selection.

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