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Copperheads--Part 2, by Phil Reader
During the year of 1864, the mountains above the village of Corralitos were a hotbed of pro-secessionist activity. Two separate ... [Read more]

Copperheads--Part 3, by Phil Reader
The next band of Confederate guerrillas to hide out at the mountain camp among the redwoods above Corralitos was the ... [Read more]

The secessionist movement and the civil war that followed divided not only the United states, but every county, township, city, ... [Read more]

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Newspapers of the time called Milton (Milt) Besse "the most effective man to hold the important office of sheriff in the history of Santa Cruz." During his ten years in the sheriff's office, he streamlined the department, added more deputies, and raised the standards of employee acceptability and accountability. When ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Sheriff Milton Besse by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow