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Women were granted the right to vote 75 years ago under the 19th amendment, but the fight for that right ... [Read more]

The announcement of Susan B. Anthony's upcoming speech appeared in the Sentinel on August 5, 1871. The following notice appeared ... [Read more]

Two weeks after her marriage in 1876, Mary Hallock Foote reluctantly journeyed west with her new husband. It was with ... [Read more]

Laura J. F. Hecox, by Frank Perry
From 1869 to 1941 the federal government maintained a white, two-story lighthouse at Santa Cruz. Located near the site of ... [Read more]

Josephine Clifford McCrackin, by Stephen Michael Payne
In October and November 1880 a writer, Josephine Wompner Clifford, purchased a total of twenty-six acres for $504 from Lyman ... [Read more]

The stage for Santa Cruz, on Thursday last, containing eight or nine passengers, upset about a mile beyond Mountain Charley's, ... [Read more]

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The making of beet sugar is preeminently the industry of Watsonville. Some years ago Claus Spreckels, the famous Sugar King, had his attention attracted to the peculiar adaptability of the rich alluvial soil of the Pajaro Valley to the cultivation of the sugar beet. The Sugar King is a man ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Western Beet Sugar Company