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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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In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. According to one source, "Limestone is one of a select few raw materials that are absolutely necessary to modern industry and our present form of civilization." 19 Limestone is the ..." [More]

Excerpted from Lime and the Lime Business by Laurie MacDougall