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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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A road network usually evolved as a means of opening up an area to residential, agricultural, and industrial development, and then connecting it to centers of commerce, shipping, and government. Initially, the main roads were likely to be through-roads (roads going from one major populated area to another, like "El ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Roads of Bonny Doon by Robert W. Piwarzyk