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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

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

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

The ghosts of the 116-year-old Aptos Bayview Hotel have been good hosts, only said to move things around on occasion. ... [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]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined 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