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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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Widely considered as the Father of Santa Cruz, Elihu Anthony was born in New York and arrived in Santa Cruz in the spring of 1847.

Anthony initiated a number of "firsts" in Santa Cruz including organizing the first protestant Church, establishing the first blacksmith foundry, building the first wharf, and ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Elihu Anthony by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow