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Cowell Ghost, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at ... [Read more]

The Home Ranch of the Cowells, by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
The Gate through which we drove had been put up in 1854, and every pointed paling brought from San Francisco, ... [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Foundation is named after Samuel Henry Cowell, [Read more]

Lime and the Lime Business, by Laurie MacDougall
In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955), by Laurie MacDougall
There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, ... [Read more]

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"Maria" was a tough little Irish lass who worked the saloons of Santa Cruz during the wild years of the 1870s. Her colorful lifestyle made her one of the most successful practitioners of the world's oldest profession to ever ply their trade in the county.

Her real name was Mary ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Mary "Maria" McDermott by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow