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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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The manufacture of a superior quality of leather has long been one of the specialties of Santa Cruz County. At present the principal representative of this industry is the San Lorenzo Tannery, owned and operated by the Kron Tanning Company. The tannery is located on River Street, near the city ..." [More]

Excerpted from San Lorenzo Tannery (1896)