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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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In Watsonville there is an elementary school named for a teacher who once said, "I never knew a child I couldn't love."

Arminta Allison, better known as "Mintie" for most of her life, was born in 1850 in Redrock, Iowa. When she was four years old her family brought her ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mintie White, Teacher, 1850-1937 by Margaret Koch