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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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"De La Cruz planned for a 950-acre ranch north of Santa Cruz, in an area where the county master plan calls for open space. The city of Santa Cruz is currently in a turmoil as to whether the city limits should be extended four miles to embrace this area."

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Excerpted from De La Cruz Beach