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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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The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $81,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. 1,150- acres), all of today's Seascape (ca. 500 acres), and nearly 1,000 acres north of today's Highway 1, extending up Aptos Creek, Cathedral Drive, Trout Gulch and Valencia Creeks.

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Excerpted from The Spreckels Era in Rio Del Mar, 1872--1922 by Allen Collins