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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] ... [Read more]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to ... [Read more]

When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. ... [Read more]

From the beginnings of the Library in 1868 to April 14, 1904, the Santa Cruz Public Library was located in ... [Read more]

Minerva Waterman, who became a librarian through a quirk of fate, ended up serving in that role for 51 years, ... [Read more]

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Part 2

MATT TARPY AND THE FOUNDING OF THE PAJARO PROPERTY PROTECTIVE SOCIETY

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The great famine of the late 1840s left young Tarpy with no other choice but ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Brief History of the Pajaro Property Protective Society: Vigilantism in the Pajaro Valley During 19th Century - Part 2 by Phil Reader