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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

Cabrillo's account includes a brief mention of the North Coast including the fact that they saw "neither Native Americans nor ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and Bartolome Ferrelo, flying the flag of Spain, explore the west coast of North America. [Read more]

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Duncan McPherson, longtime publisher and editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, is another member of an elite group of pioneers who oversaw the growth of Santa Cruz.

Born of Scottish ancestry on April 13, 1839 at Rigo, New York, McPherson crossed the plains with his parents in 1852 and engaged ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Duncan McPherson by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow