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The Fossil Sea Cow, by Frank Perry
The skeleton is from a fossil sea cow (Dusisiren jordani) that lived in the Santa Cruz area 10 to 12 ... [Read more]

Laura J. F. Hecox, by Frank Perry
From 1869 to 1941 the federal government maintained a white, two-story lighthouse at Santa Cruz. Located near the site of ... [Read more]

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Part 2

MATT TARPY AND THE FOUNDING OF THE PAJARO PROPERTY PROTECTIVE SOCIETY

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The great famine of the late 1840s left young Tarpy with no other choice but ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Brief History of the Pajaro Property Protective Society: Vigilantism in the Pajaro Valley During 19th Century - Part 2 by Phil Reader