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The other early industry, one that will have a direct bearing on the Coast Dairies story, involved the huge limestone ... [Read more]

Lime and the Lime Business, by Laurie MacDougall
In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The Laguna limekilns and quarries are located in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz mountains, in Bonny Doon, California, ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The Laguna limekilns are two, open top, side-by-side, top loading pot kilns that were built into the hillside such that ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Some brick pieces can be found in the remaining lining of both kilns, and in the rubble around the kilns. ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
On the east side of Laguna Creek, downstream of Ice Cream Grade, are two side-by-side hillside pot kilns. Their floor ... [Read more]

The burning of lime is one of the earliest industries established in Santa Cruz County, the first lime kiln having ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
It comes naturally in many forms. It comes in shades of white, yellow, green, brown, red, grey, and blue. It ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Since ancient times, limestone has been burned (calcined) in open pits or piles with the fuel mixed or layered with ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
Named or branded bricks as seen, photographed, and/or collected in Santa Cruz, California from 1975 to 1996. List revised 17 ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
In California, lime production techniques arrived from at least three directions: from the north by the Russians, from the south ... [Read more]

This property, formerly known as the Thurber Quarry, contains 23 acres, situated two miles northwest of Santa Cruz, adjacent to ... [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