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Birds "Invade" Santa Cruz, California, by Santa Cruz Sentinel and Wally Trabing
The film, "The Birds", was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the story of the same name by ... [Read more]

Cowell Ghost, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at ... [Read more]

Miss Santa Cruz County, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Zoo in Santa Cruz, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
A zoo was once a feature of the Pacheco area of Delaveaga Park beginning around 1912. Some of the animals ... [Read more]

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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"


The town of Watsonville sits nestled in a beautiful pastoral valley alongside the meandering Pajaro River in southern Santa Cruz County.

Agriculture has always been the major industry of the area, but during ..." [More]

Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 1 by Phil Reader