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

Perhaps the most ignored aspect of local history has been the health history of our community. It is an important ... [Read more]

The following collection of "verse" appeared in the local press during the Diphtheria epidemic of the late 1870s. They were ... [Read more]

It can rightfully be said that Cora Drew was a young lady of exceptional courage and insight, and she would ... [Read more]

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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

Introduction

The town of Watsonville sits nestled in a beautiful pastoral valley alongside the meandering Pajaro River in southern Santa Cruz County.

Agriculture has always been the major industry of the area, but during ..." [More]

Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Lust in the Valley of El Pajaro, Part 1 by Phil Reader