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Most discussions about Santa Cruz County's North Coast emphasize the scenic natural beauty of the coastline, and indeed some aspects ... [Read more]

Meanwhile, as the Ocean Shore was building its railroad to the San Vicente, the cement plant was rising on the ... [Read more]

"De La Cruz Beach...is planned for a 950-acre ranch north of Santa Cruz, in an area where the county master ... [Read more]

he incorporated City of Capitola is located along the Pacific coast of Santa Cruz County. One of the original 27 ... [Read more]

In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken ... [Read more]

Overview, by Susan Lehmann
Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz County tanning industry had its start [in] 1843 when Paul Sweet built a tannery on the San ... [Read more]

As discussed in an earlier section, the Santa Cruz Mission and its satellite properties (including the Mission gardens, orchard and ... [Read more]

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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell residential real estate. Historically as a name, it has no significance.

"Aptos", on the other hand, is blessed with important historical significance. ln October, 1769, when the first land expedition ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Early Years: Rio Del Mar and Aptos by Allen Collins