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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

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Throughout the history of Santa Cruz County and the central coast area there have been an irregularly occurring series of plagues and epidemics. Documented evidence lists at least half a dozen before the advent of statehood.

Recorded history of the Monterey Bay region begins with the coastal explorations ..." [More]

Excerpted from Voices of the Heart: Introduction by Phil Reader