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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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From the Davenport area you can view the annual southern migration of the California gray whale. The gray whale spends the summer in the Bering Sea feeding on small squid and krill. The whales migrate south to spend the winter in the warm lagoons of Baja California, where they mate ..." [More]

Excerpted from Whales Along the Coast of Davenport by Alverda Orlando