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The Home Ranch of the Cowells, by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
The Gate through which we drove had been put up in 1854, and every pointed paling brought from San Francisco, ... [Read more]

To hesitate, is to be lost. I wanted to claim that this beautiful home belonged to Santa Cruz; hesitated a ... [Read more]

Bret Harte in "The Movies", by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
Among the most sacredly guarded of my few treasures are two bound volumes of the Overland Monthly, the magazine that ... [Read more]

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Strawberry Culture in Pajaro Valley

The cultivation of strawberries, which has become such a large and extensive business here, had a very small beginning. I am informed that the first planting was done by the nurserymen, Messrs. J. A. Blackburn and James Waters, who, in about the year ..." [More]

Excerpted from Berry Growing Business in 1896