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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 first redwood tree (Sequoia Sempervirens) seen by a white man was on the Corrallitos Creek, in what is now Santa Cruz County, in October 1769, by members of the Portola Expedition. (62:480) One hundred years later redwood lumbering was Santa Cruz County's largest business. (46:192-197) In ..." [More]

Excerpted from Felling the Giants by Stephen Michael Payne