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In Memoriam for Helen Weston,
from her friends, The Phil Reader family

 

PREFACE

Sailors of African ancestry

were crew members aboard most of the vessels which explored the coast of California during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Negro trappers and adventurers

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Excerpted from To Know My Name: A Chronological History of African Americans in Santa Cruz County by Phil Reader