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By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Amos Lunt, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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There were few houses on Mission St. other than farm houses. There were pastures on both sides. The road was ... [Read more]

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Years before the gold rush of 1849 brought about the transformation of California, several American adventurers had recognized the potential for development of Santa Cruz County's abundant natural resources. Known to the Mexican authorities as "foreigners," these men established the first industries in what was to become Santa Cruz County.

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Excerpted from Overview by Susan Lehmann