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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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Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

Miller Quarry

This property, formerly known as the Thurber Quarry, contains 23 acres, situated two miles northwest of Santa Cruz, adjacent to holdings of the Pacific Limestone Products Company. The rock varies from a ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Limestone by C. McK. Laizure