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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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The 80-year-old Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf has been undergoing its first face lift in 30 years. The past few years have seen new wharf-style rough plank buildings constructed, streamers, night-lighting and elimination of parking meters. A project to improve the wharf entrance is nearing completion.

The Municipal Wharf is only ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Santa Cruz Wharf by Ross Eric Gibson