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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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On the grounds of Santa Cruz Memorial Park can be found a neatly configured row of four small marble tombs which contain the bodies of the four children of Alfred and Sarah Hinds.

It was during the winter of 1876, when a dreaded diphtheria plague struck California unchecked, carrying away ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: The Hinds Family Children by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow