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Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

One died a well-respected Hall of Famer. The other died alone and full of regret. Both were major league baseball ... [Read more]

Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was ... [Read more]

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Although local citizens may forget the benefits of the tourism industry when enduring the snarled weekend traffic and congested beaches, it is a major contributor to Santa Cruz County's economic health. It has always been -- and will continue to be -- a major financial artery for the county.

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Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Fred Swanton by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow