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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies ... [Read more]

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Called "E.L." Williams, this Philadelphia born pioneer not only made history in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, but he also lived long enough to write it. When, in 1892, E.S. Harrison published his monumental History of Santa Cruz County, California, two chapters were penned by E.L. Williams.

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Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Edward L. Williams by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow