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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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"There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. It was one of three major river crossings over the San Lorenzo River. The 800-foot structure was built at a cost of approximately $15,000. The picturesque covered bridge was styled after "Smith Patent ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Soquel Avenue Bridge by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department