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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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I was sitting at my desk in the Boulder Creek Library talking on the phone with an other member of the staff, Gary, who was the Central Library. It was a phone with an extra long cord, so I stood up and paced away from the desk while still talking. ..." [More]

Excerpted from "Oh, No!" - A Close Call at the Boulder Creek Library by Fred Ulrich