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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] ... [Read more]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. ... [Read more]

From the beginnings of the Library in 1868 to April 14, 1904, the Santa Cruz Public Library was located in ... [Read more]

Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, ... [Read more]

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The Brothels of Whiskey Hill

It has been said that Whiskey Hill is the spot where the residents of the Pajaro Valley went to quench their thirst and this does indeed seem to be the case.

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Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 2 by Phil Reader