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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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One of Robert "Big Boy" Stagnaro's earliest childhood memories is of a small hole next to his father's fish market on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Through it he could see the sparkling blue and green waters of Monterey Bay and a patch of weathered wharf pilings covered with mussels, ..." [More]

Excerpted from 1001 Stagnaros by Geoffrey Dunn