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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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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] being built. The five courthouses have been in four separate buildings, three of which were not built by the county. The first location was in a hotel on the north ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Courthouse by Margaret Souza