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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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PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND THE SAND PACKERS.

The secessionist movement and the civil war that followed divided not only the United states, but every county, township, city, and village within it's boundaries. Santa Cruz county was no different. By far, the bulk of the citizenry remained loyal to the ..." [More]

Excerpted from Copperheads, Secesh Men, and Confederate Guerillas: Pro-Confederate Activities in Santa Cruz County during the Civil War by Phil Reader