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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

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Frank L. Heath courted Lillian Dake Storey during painting trips around Santa Cruz County back in the 1890s.

Those were the years when Lillian was riding a saddle horse daily from Santa Cruz to the Powdermill where she taught school. Today [1974] the Powdermill is Paradise Park.

Frank's actual proposal ..." [More]

Excerpted from Artists Frank and Lillian [Heath] by Margaret Koch