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Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
The roads over the Santa Cruz Mountains served not only the settlers and loggers living and working on the summit, ... [Read more]

Stagecoach Days in the Mountains, by Stephen Michael Payne
George Lewis Colegrove was born in the Dundee area of McHenry County, Illinois, on March 29, 1843. When he was ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: William H. Bias, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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According to Ernest Otto, Santa Cruz journalist and historian, Wells Fargo was formerly located in the Ely building on Pacific ... [Read more]

The stage for Santa Cruz, on Thursday last, containing eight or nine passengers, upset about a mile beyond Mountain Charley's, ... [Read more]

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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell residential real estate. Historically as a name, it has no significance.

"Aptos", on the other hand, is blessed with important historical significance. ln October, 1769, when the first land expedition ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Early Years: Rio Del Mar and Aptos by Allen Collins