Santa Cruz East, Santa Cruz Island

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Santa Cruz East, Santa Cruz Island, is a survey station established by William E. Greenwell and his aid, Preston C. F. West, on Friday, September 11, 1857. “It is situated on a prominent point on the northern side of the eastern end of the island. The best way of getting to it is from Mondran’s place [Scorpion Ranch], to which you can go by walk, or from Dr. Shaw’s house by a trail leading over the mountains. The trail is rather difficult to find at first, but a guide may be secured at Dr. Shaw’s. From Mondran’s, a trail leads up the hill directly in front of the house, from the top of which the signal can be seen. A wagon can be taken to it by following the road in the valley [Scorpion Valley] to where it branches off, taking to the right until you pass a side cut in the bank. When you leave it going to the right still and crossing the gulch, after which you are on the level land near the station.