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Cabrillo's account includes a brief mention of the North Coast including the fact that they saw "neither Native Americans nor ... [Read more]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and Bartolome Ferrelo, flying the flag of Spain, explore the west coast of North America. [Read more]

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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies the more genteel history of the Santa Cruz County wine industry. Its saintly origin was the mission church itself, which planted its vineyards between 1804 and 1807 in what is ..." [More]

Excerpted from A History of Wine Making in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Ross Eric Gibson