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Aptos History: A Look Back at Centuries of Mid-County History [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]

The making of beet sugar is preeminently the industry of Watsonville. Some years ago Claus Spreckels, the famous Sugar King, ... [Read more]

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the ... [Read more]

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Called "E.L." Williams, this Philadelphia born pioneer not only made history in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, but he also lived long enough to write it. When, in 1892, E.S. Harrison published his monumental History of Santa Cruz County, California, two chapters were penned by E.L. Williams.

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Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Edward L. Williams by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow