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History of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, by Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District
Public transportation in Santa Cruz County began in 1875 with inauguration of a single horsecar line from the intersection of ... [Read more]

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Castro Family Was Among Few to Retain Land Grants When Yankees Took Over California

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control of the territory to the United States. Within a few decades, California communities, like Santa Cruz, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Rafael Castro's Rancho Aptos was Oldest Land Grant to Remain Under Mexican Ownership by Jim Johnson