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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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The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now Santa Cruz County, in October 1769, by members of the Portola Expedition. (62:480) One hundred years later redwood lumbering was Santa Cruz County's largest business. (46:192-197) In ..." [More]

Excerpted from Felling the Giants by Stephen Michael Payne