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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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Joseph "Joe" Smallwood was an African-American pioneer of Santa Cruz County, who was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in the days before the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation.

Smallwood, a barber by trade, was born in Maryland on June 11, 1814 to parents who were ex-slaves, having been ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow