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Mission Hill is the birthplace of Santa Cruz, the first permanent European settlement in Santa Cruz County. Until the gold ... [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