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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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Roads: The wealth of natural resources in Santa Cruz County was obvious to the first pioneers in the area. A major problem in developing these resources, however, was in bringing them out of the rugged and often inaccessible terrain to a point where they could be shipped. Another important ..." [More]

Excerpted from Transportation: Roads; Wharves and piers by Susan Lehmann