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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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Early Tenants of the Carmelita Cottages

Why and exactly when the name Carmelita Cottages emerged has not yet been discovered. The name was first applied in the singular to the Dame property. An undated turn of the century (no earlier than 1890) photograph shows the Carmelita Cottage name ..." [More]

Excerpted from Early History of the Carmelita Cottages: The Tenants by Rick Hyman