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Cowell Ghost, by Santa Cruz Sentinel
On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at ... [Read more]

The Home Ranch of the Cowells, by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
The Gate through which we drove had been put up in 1854, and every pointed paling brought from San Francisco, ... [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Foundation is named after Samuel Henry Cowell, [Read more]

Lime and the Lime Business, by Laurie MacDougall
In order to understand the development of the Cowell business, it is essential to know something about lime. [Read more]

The S. H. Cowell Years (1911-1955), by Laurie MacDougall
There were now three surviving members of the Cowell family, S. H., Isabella and Helen. None of them had married, ... [Read more]

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The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $81,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. 1,150- acres), all of today's Seascape (ca. 500 acres), and nearly 1,000 acres north of today's Highway 1, extending up Aptos Creek, Cathedral Drive, Trout Gulch and Valencia Creeks.

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Excerpted from The Spreckels Era in Rio Del Mar, 1872--1922 by Allen Collins