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"There Was No Place to Hide", by Donna Swedberg
What I remember most about the earthquake is noise. Rumbling and roaring. When the earthquake began, I was walking down ... [Read more]

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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

The Brothels of Whiskey Hill

It has been said that Whiskey Hill is the spot where the residents of the Pajaro Valley went to quench their thirst and this does indeed seem to be the case.

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Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 2 by Phil Reader