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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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Pope John Paul II visited the Monterey Bay area on September 17, 1987. He celebrated mass at Laguna Seca Raceway where 50,000 people had gathered to see him. Also on the itinerary was an appearance at the Carmel Basilica before 3,000 people.


Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/18/87

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Excerpted from Pope John Paul II's Visit to Monterey Bay Area