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The Santa Cruz Years (1865-1897), by Laurie MacDougall
By 1865, Henry was in control of a thriving business in San Francisco, with significant assets, including at least a ... [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 enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

Felling the Giants, by Stephen Michael Payne
The first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now ... [Read more]

An experienced tanner, using the palm reader's clairvoyance in reverse, can study the lines and markings on a cowhide as ... [Read more]

I have been poking my nose into all sorts of business places for a good many years now, and recently ... [Read more]

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Henry P. Rice was a Hollander, and genuine Dutchman, who enjoyed the distinction of being the first native of Holland to reside in Santa Cruz County. His habits were sober, industrious, and economical, and this pioneer carried within him the noble traits of honesty and integrity. He was well known ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Henry P. Rice and Sheriff Elmer Dakan by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow