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Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the coast. Like roots, these redwood structures connected ranchers, miners and loggers to bigger cities and the world. Some of the wharves remain, like the century-old pier in Capitola. Some don't, ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Days of the Sugar Pier: Aptos Wharf Once Stretched Quarter Mile from Shore by Mary Bryant