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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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Born in 1829 to a seafaring family at Falkirk, Scotland, Joseph Roberts was a natural sailor and journeyman. His life was marked with exciting adventures and travels across the world.

At the age of 15, Roberts packed his sea bag for what was supposed to be a six-year journey of ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Joseph Roberts by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow