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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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We are fortunate so far that the 1995 storms are nowhere near the disastrous floods of 1982, or the flood of the century in 1955. That flood was not caused by a storm, but by a gentle rain, which continued for a week, until the downtown basin began filling up ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Christmas Flood of '55: Gentle Rain Inundated Santa Cruz by Ross Eric Gibson