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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Jacob Kron, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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The Santa Cruz County tanning industry had its start [in] 1843 when Paul Sweet built a tannery on the San ... [Read more]

Ansel Adams and Ansley Salz, the owner of the Salz tannery, were longtime friends. [Read more]

An experienced tanner, using the palm reader's clairvoyance in reverse, can study the lines and markings on a cowhide as ... [Read more]

One of the county's oldest businesses, 145-year-old Salz Leathers, will close by the end of the year. [Read more]

Timeline of Salz Leathers tannery [Read more]

The manufacture of a superior quality of leather has long been one of the specialties of Santa Cruz County. At ... [Read more]

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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken place when schools and churches outnumbered saloons and whorehouses. Santa Cruz started early in its history to reach that goal and from the first days of its existence as ..." [More]

Excerpted from Institutions in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950 by Susan Lehmann