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Famed Black Panther leader Huey Newton was arrested in Santa Cruz County on May 11, 1978. He was charged with ... [Read more]

Americans of African lineage are a people whose historical legacy is of one bondage. Men and women stolen from their ... [Read more]

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A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: "Uncle" Dave Boffman, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A demoralized Dave Boffman moved back to town and went to work as a day laborer. He was employed for ... [Read more]

For thirty-six years he lived quietly on a small homestead which was located atop a wooded hill at the end ... [Read more]

Oscar Thomas "O.T." Jackson, by Phil Reader
As a young man, he had cut hair for a number of years at a small barber shop in the ... [Read more]

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For more than 60 years, Fredrick A. Hihn was the dominant figure in the commercial, political, and social life of Santa Cruz County, and was instrumental in shaping the community into the great body it is today.

Hihn was born in Germany on August 16, 1829. While still in his ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Fredrick A. Hihn by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow