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The Mystery Spot, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's heyday the Mystery Spot was ... [Read more]

In 1973,with the discovery of four bodies in Henry Cowell State Park, then District Attorney Peter Chang mumbled a comment ... [Read more]

The Tree Circus, by Sharon Yamanaka
The Tree Circus started as a tourist attraction in Scotts Valley in 1947. It featured sculpted trees, their trunks shaped ... [Read more]

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In 1885 a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel asked ex-sheriff Charlie Lincoln who was the most notorious character that he had encountered during his tenure in office. After a short pause the former "boy sheriff" reached back into his memory and called forth

"...Faustino Lorenzana, ..." [More]

Excerpted from "Charole"--The Life of Branciforte Bandido Faustino Lorenzana by Phil Reader