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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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On March 11, 1882, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors began advertising for plans for a "Hall of Records" building. On April 8 of the same year, drawings and specifications for an octagonal brick building were presented to the Board. The shape was said to have been taken from ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Octagon by Margaret Koch