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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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Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was golden.

From the closing decade of the 19th century to the Roaring '20s, baseball exploded into full-fledged status as America's pastime, spreading across the countryside like a wildfire. This was ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hometown Hardball: Local Baseball Heroes Went to Big Cities Bring Back Both Pride and Scandal by Jim Johnson