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In 1885 a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel asked ex-sheriff Charlie Lincoln who was the most notorious character that ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 2, by Phil Reader
When the grand jury convened in early February, 1860, an indictment for assault with a deadly weapon was found against ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 3, by Phil Reader
Word of the killing spread quickly through Santa Cruz and before long there was a large posse in the saddle ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 4, by Phil Reader
The action of the vigilantes may have put an end to Pedro Lorenzana's life, but it also effectively ended the ... [Read more]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and Bartolome Ferrelo, flying the flag of Spain, explore the west coast of North America. [Read more]

Granite has been quarried from Ben Lomond Mountain in the past. The rock, which is classified as quartz diorite, is ... [Read more]

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Part 2

MATT TARPY AND THE FOUNDING OF THE PAJARO PROPERTY PROTECTIVE SOCIETY

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The great famine of the late 1840s left young Tarpy with no other choice but ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Brief History of the Pajaro Property Protective Society: Vigilantism in the Pajaro Valley During 19th Century - Part 2 by Phil Reader