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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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Ex-Mission Santa Cruz became Holy Cross

Following Fr. Jose Antonio Suarez Del Real's departure for Mexico in 1845, other priests, including Anzar of Mission San Juan Bautista, administered the sacraments at Ex-Mission Santa Cruz from a distance (Real to Pico 1845 CASF). From 1851 until 1854 Fr. Francisco Llebaria officiated. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Construction Chronology of the Site of Holy Cross Church: Ex-Mission Santa Cruz became Holy Cross by Edna E. Kimbro