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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

The first 50 years of statehood witnessed continued slow and fitful development on the North Coast. Settlers struggled up the ... [Read more]

Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [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]

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In Watsonville there is an elementary school named for a teacher who once said, "I never knew a child I couldn't love."

Arminta Allison, better known as "Mintie" for most of her life, was born in 1850 in Redrock, Iowa. When she was four years old her family brought her ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mintie White, Teacher, 1850-1937 by Margaret Koch