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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [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]

The making of beet sugar is preeminently the industry of Watsonville. Some years ago Claus Spreckels, the famous Sugar King, ... [Read more]

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the ... [Read more]

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When the former Yugoslavia bleeds, Watsonville aches. The war is far away, in a region smaller than the state of Oregon. But it strikes close to home, in the hearts of the Pajaro Valley's century-old Serbo-Croatian community, which counts friends and relatives in the war's path. Yet in reports of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Agricultural Legacy of Serbo-Croatian Community by Ross Eric Gibson