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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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Many a heart was broken on Valentine's Day when the flagship Charles Ford & Co. store in Watsonville closed its doors for the last time.

Ford's was the oldest mercantile business and department store chain in California, its 12-store empire of Ford's and Riley's affiliates stretching from Half ..." [More]

Excerpted from Landmark that Grew Up: Hard Childhood Served Charles Ford Well by Ross Eric Gibson