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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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"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