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Copperheads--Part 2, by Phil Reader
During the year of 1864, the mountains above the village of Corralitos were a hotbed of pro-secessionist activity. Two separate ... [Read more]

Copperheads--Part 3, by Phil Reader
The next band of Confederate guerrillas to hide out at the mountain camp among the redwoods above Corralitos was the ... [Read more]

The cultivation of strawberries, which has become such a large and extensive business here, had a very small beginning. [Read more]

Except at the plant of the Pacific Limestone Products Company [more information in the article on limestone] where a small ... [Read more]

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DeLaveaga Park could be called the Golden Gate Park of Santa Cruz. Sitting on a forested hill to the east, it has hosted several military outfits and a world-class golf course.

The park bears the name of its mysterious benefactor, a little-known wealthy naturalist, horseman and humanitarian whose generosity ..." [More]

Excerpted from DeLaveaga Left His Fortune for Parks and for Charity by Ross Eric Gibson