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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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Well into his ninth decade, George Lyle Winterhalder still has a sparkle in his eyes and a bit of the devil in his smile. His gait is steady, his handshake firm. The lines that frame his ruggedly handsome visage trace back to turn-of-the century Santa Cruz, and the blood that ..." [More]

Excerpted from Pioneer Spirit: A History of the Winterhalder Family in Santa Cruz County by Geoffrey Dunn