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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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As the result of the Mexican War, Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1846. A territorial government should have been established by the U.S. Congress, but it was not. Congress delayed establishing any civilian government while it struggled with the issues of slavery and the balance of slave ..." [More]

Excerpted from California Government between 1846 and 1851 by Rechs Ann Pedersen