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A Walk Through Time: The Hinds Family Children, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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I first met Cora on a dark, rainy night during the month of December, 1992, when her name jumped out ... [Read more]

Perhaps the most ignored aspect of local history has been the health history of our community. It is an important ... [Read more]

Throughout the history of Santa Cruz County and the central coast area there have been an irregularly occurring series of ... [Read more]

The following collection of "verse" appeared in the local press during the Diphtheria epidemic of the late 1870s. They were ... [Read more]

It can rightfully be said that Cora Drew was a young lady of exceptional courage and insight, and she would ... [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.

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