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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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In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. According to one source, "Limestone is one of a select few raw materials that are absolutely necessary to modern industry and our present form of civilization." 19 Limestone is the ..." [More]

Excerpted from Lime and the Lime Business by Laurie MacDougall