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In the summer of 1856 Davis & Jordon opened their horse powered railroad to haul lime from the Rancho Canada ... [Read more]

Once good rail service had been established into and out of Santa Cruz County the resources therein were accessible for ... [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