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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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Called "E.L." Williams, this Philadelphia born pioneer not only made history in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, but he also lived long enough to write it. When, in 1892, E.S. Harrison published his monumental History of Santa Cruz County, California, two chapters were penned by E.L. Williams.

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Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Edward L. Williams by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow