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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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PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND THE SAND PACKERS.

The secessionist movement and the civil war that followed divided not only the United states, but every county, township, city, and village within it's boundaries. Santa Cruz county was no different. By far, the bulk of the citizenry remained loyal to the ..." [More]

Excerpted from Copperheads, Secesh Men, and Confederate Guerillas: Pro-Confederate Activities in Santa Cruz County during the Civil War by Phil Reader