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"No arrests: for nobody cares." "Horse Stealing - Hardly a night passes in Pajaro that horse thieves do not visit ... [Read more]

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The ... [Read more]

The advent of the Pajaro Property Protective Society on February 26, 1870, marked the beginning of a year long frenzy ... [Read more]

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

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The roads over the Santa Cruz Mountains served not only the settlers and loggers living and working on the summit, but also provided the means by which people could travel to and from Santa Cruz or San Jose via the stagecoach. The early organized road companies quickly ..." [More]

Excerpted from Stagecoach Days in the Mountains by Stephen Michael Payne