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

Climbing Golden Mountain, by Geoffrey Dunn
It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain - 2, by Geoffrey Dunn
Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already ... [Read more]

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A native Scotsman, John Burns permanently brought part of his homeland to Santa Cruz County. Burns married Miss Margaret Oswald at Falkirk, and had five children when he moved to Canada in 1852. Ten years later, he and his son Thomas settled in the mountains to the north of Santa ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: John Burns by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow