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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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Roads: The wealth of natural resources in Santa Cruz County was obvious to the first pioneers in the area. A major problem in developing these resources, however, was in bringing them out of the rugged and often inaccessible terrain to a point where they could be shipped. Another important ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Roads; Wharves and piers by Susan Lehmann