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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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Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was located on Front St. and Soquel Ave.[20] in a small white house. It was a private school, eight dollars per month, taugh [taught] by an English ..." [More]

Excerpted from My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three by Sarah Hinton Gourley