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Although the Boardwalk was the primary commercial endeavor to capitalize on tourism at the beach, no history of Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

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Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in November of 1923. When he was two years old his family ... [Read more]

History records that surfboard riding first began in the Hawaiian Islands hundreds of years ago. It took until the late ... [Read more]

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Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was golden.

From the closing decade of the 19th century to the Roaring '20s, baseball exploded into full-fledged status as America's pastime, spreading across the countryside like a wildfire. This was ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hometown Hardball: Local Baseball Heroes Went to Big Cities Bring Back Both Pride and Scandal by Jim Johnson