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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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Castro Family Was Among Few to Retain Land Grants When Yankees Took Over California

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control of the territory to the United States. Within a few decades, California communities, like Santa Cruz, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Rafael Castro's Rancho Aptos was Oldest Land Grant to Remain Under Mexican Ownership by Jim Johnson