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Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

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Cornelius Cappelmann, born in Spandau, Prussia, in 1830, was orphaned while still an infant, and spent his early years being shifted from one relative to another. At 16, he came to America, where a brother was a New York businessman, but left when word of the California Gold Rush hit ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Cornelius Cappelmann by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow