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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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A demoralized Dave Boffman moved back to town and went to work as a day laborer. He was employed for a time by Elihu Anthony, a local merchant. Anthony, also a Methodist minister, befriended him and was to keep an eye on Boffman's interests so that he would ..." [More]

Excerpted from Uncle Dave's Story: The Life of Ex-Slave Dave Boffman by Phil Reader