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Secret History

A Guide to Some of the Monterey Bay Region's Best Kept Secrets

Sometimes, we get so busy that we don't notice stuff; our eyes and ears are trapped in a tunnel of "gotta get there"…rush. Rush. And then, when we DO finally slow down, we see something for the first time and ask "What the Hell is THAT?"

It is the job of the History Dude to help you see the secrets behind some of the obvious and not-so-obvious in the Monterey Bay Region.

Like the pilings that appear out of the sand every winter, or a strange looking building. Or?


    Drought History Segment III
1863-1864 – The Drought of Fat, Waddling Buzzards


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    The Abalone Mother Lode and the Ghosts on the Seventeenth Green

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    Early Droughts Part I – 1840-41
They Slaughtered the Horses


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    Droughts Par II - The 1850s and the Double D's: Drought and Depression

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    Gas and Ghosts in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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    The Bone Pickers:
Appeasing the Hungry Ghosts


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    What the frack?
Chasing the temptation of oil in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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    Croatians immigrants revolutionized regional agriculture


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    The Secrets of Two Loch Lomonds

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    The Mystery of the Santa Cruz County Flag

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    Acorns Falling on our Heads
(to the tune of "Raindrops")


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    The Mysterious Pilings near Aptos Creek

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    Dead Whales Make Good Tourist Bait

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    Why is New Brighton State Beach
not called China Beach
?


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    The Moss Landing Whaling Station
1919-1926


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    You thought the KKK was only in the South?

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    What the Heck is That?
A Yogi Temple? Or?


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    The Story of Santa Cruz's Wave Motor

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    The Mysterious Ramparts on Santa Cruz County'sNorth Coast

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    Santa Cruz's 99 Year Search
for that Grand Beachfront Hote

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