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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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At 2 1/2 million boxes of apples in 1909, the Pajaro Valley was producing and shipping more apples than any area in the world. For a brief time, Watsonville's annual apple show was a popular celebration drawing statewide attention and eventually opening in a world's fair.

Watsonville mostly ignored the ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Hall that Apples Built by Ross Eric Gibson