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"The wages of sin. Perhaps in old England a mother awaits in vain the coming of an errant daughter. Perhaps ... [Read more]

THE JUSTICE: "The officer informs me that you are beyond your husband's control. Is that true?" [Read more]

Practitioners of the world's oldest profession have always been found on the streets of Santa Cruz County. Neither the denizens ... [Read more]

Perhaps the best known brothel in the city of Santa Cruz was that which was operated by Emma Cooper and ... [Read more]

"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz for a dozen years. Her free ... [Read more]

The town of Watsonville sits nestled in a beautiful pastoral valley alongside the meandering Pajaro River in southern Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

It has been said that Whiskey Hill is the spot where the residents of the Pajaro Valley went to quench ... [Read more]

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Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential for development of Santa Cruz County's abundant natural resources. Known to the Mexican authorities as "foreigners," these men established the first industries in what was to become Santa Cruz County.

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Excerpted from Overview by Susan Lehmann