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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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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] being built. The five courthouses have been in four separate buildings, three of which were not built by the county. The first location was in a hotel on the north ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Courthouse by Margaret Souza