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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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In the 1890s, the castle-like Sea Beach Hotel was listed among the state's top seven coastal resorts, in a sprawling style of Victorian construction called ''rambles.'' These included the ''Piedmont'', ''Cliff House'', ''10 Capitola'', ''Del Monte'', ''Manhattan Beach'' and ''Coronado.'' The Sea Beach gardens were an equal landmark to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Sea Beach Hotel and Its Gardens were Equal Landmarks by Ross Eric Gibson