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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

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

An Overview of Ohlone Culture, by Robert Cartier
In the 16th century, (prior to the arrival of the Spaniards), over 10,000 Indians lived in the central California coastal ... [Read more]

For thousands of years until a mere one hundred fifty years ago, Santa Cruz and its surrounding lands were the ... [Read more]

There were few houses on Mission St. other than farm houses. There were pastures on both sides. The road was ... [Read more]

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The men of the Rountree family served as peace officers for nearly a century in Santa Cruz County.

The Rountree lawman dynasty began in 1869 when Almus L. Rountree was elected sheriff -- a tenure that officially marked the advent of law and order in Santa Cruz County. The tough-minded ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: The Rountree Family by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow