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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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Cornelius Cappelmann, born in Spandau, Prussia, in 1830, was orphaned while still an infant, and spent his early years being shifted from one relative to another. At 16, he came to America, where a brother was a New York businessman, but left when word of the California Gold Rush hit ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Cornelius Cappelmann by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow