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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

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I have been poking my nose into all sorts of business places for a good many years now, and recently I wandered into one that was new to me. I went into a steam laundry and watched the process of making soiled clothes clean. Perhaps you think there is nothing ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Santa Cruz Laundry (1896)