Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living


See AlsoFor more information on the tourist industry, see the section Tourism. For additional information on the lime industry, see Lime and the Lime Business.

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Chapter 2:
100 Years of Agriculture:The Land Blossoms

Agriculture brought pioneer Japanese immigrants to the Pajaro Valley one hundred years ago. A century later, agriculture is still the valley's principal economic activity, and Japanese Americans have played an important role in the success of local agriculture.

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Excerpted from Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols