Holy City, California, (ZIP code 95026) is a town situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County. Located off Highway 17 on Old Santa Cruz Highway, and with less than a handful of residents, the town is perhaps a ghost town. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 kmÂ² (3rd) - Land 404,298 kmÂ² - Water 20,047 kmÂ² (4. ... Mr. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... JUNCTION MILE POST I-880 SCL 13. ... A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ...
Wave Magazine article about Holy City
Excerpt from Richard Beal's book Highway 17: The Road to Santa Cruz
Categories: California geography stubs | Santa Clara County, California
Sacramento is the county seat of Sacramento County, California and the capital of the U.S. state of California.
The city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, and has a deepwater port connected to the San Francisco Bay by a channel through Suisun Bay and the Sacramento River Delta.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older.
The story of HolyCity is one of the most colorful along Highway 17 and I highly recommend an excellent unpublished paper by Joan B. Barriga called "The HolyCity Sideshow." Author Betty Lewis has also authored an excellent book on the subject.
HolyCity was established by "Father" William E. Riker, known to his band as "The Comforter," along with 12 members of his Brotherhood of The Perfect Christian Divine Way in 1919.
HolyCity was believed by its devout followers to be the future center of the world - a utopia with Riker and his wife as King and Queen.
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