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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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Being an account of the attempted robbery of the Wells-Fargo Express Office in Boulder Creek, and the subsequent killing of Southern Pacific Detective Len Harris.

Introduction

The last two decades of the l9th century were years when the phrase "train robbery" became catch words for the people of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Anthony Azoff and the Murder of Detective Len Harris by Phil Reader