Monthly Archives: March 2012

Felton Covered Bridge and railroad bridge- circa 1920’s

Wow! What a great photo. Note the old railroad bridge to the right of the Covered Bridge. There is now a house where remnants of the railroad bridge foundation is. As a Felton Realtor since 1978, I’ve sold that house … Continue reading

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Old Brookdale Bridge Photo

A reader emailed me this great photo of the old Brookdale Bridge ( I keep wanting to say Brooklyn). Thanks, Mary! I’ve never seen this photo before. I love getting photos and stories from people and posting them on my … Continue reading

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Snow In Boulder Creek – circa 1950’s

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Disaster Diary: RV Bear Creek Rd. Boulder Creek – circa 1982

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Felton Grove – Old Swimming Hole – circa 1940’s

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Felton Grove Resort Dance Pavilion ca.1940’s

Here is a brief history of the Felton Grove written by Robert Wright. His father purchased the Grove in 1940 right before Pearl Harbor. It was called “Felton Grove Resort”. The Grove, now a residential area, was a summer camping destination … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Auto Camp ad – ca.1928

This circa 1928 ad for the Felton Grove Auto Camp was generously donated by local historian, Randall Brown. Thanks Randy! For more info on the history of Felton Grove, click on “Felton Grove” under “categories” on the right.

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Disaster Diary: 1989 Earthquake Blue Ridge Dr, Boulder Creek

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Disaster Diary – Hubbard Gulch Rd. Ben Lomond 1982

Storm damage on Hubbard Gulch Rd. just off Highway 9 in Ben Lomond. Undated. Believed to be the result of January 1982 storms.

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Disaster Diary – Boulder Creek slide – Jamison Creek Rd.

This undated photo may have been from 1982.

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My First House 1982 – Just After Flood

I took this photo of my first house in early 1982. It was after the big flood in Felton Grove. Many years later, the neighborhood house elevation project began. To see more photos and to read the story of My … Continue reading

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Is This Boulder Creek?

A reader sent me this photo with some other SLV images. It looks like Boulder Creek, but I’m not sure. Can anyone help identify this picture?

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Poem Mom Saved Since 1948

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My Mom, The Genealogist

I used to hate history. There. I’ve said it. When my mom used to talk about her genealogy and history research, I’d cringe. Oh no, here she goes again. Mom died in 2005 and my sisters and I are still … Continue reading

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1895 Felton Map 1E

This 1895 Felton map from the UCSC Digital Collection is the last of the 1895 series I have  so far. It shows the Public School, a narrow gauge railroad side track, a wagon shed and an old Holmes Lime Co. … Continue reading

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1895 Felton Map 1D

This 1895 Felton map from the UCSC Digital Collection shows a closeup view of an old church, a wood shed and even a couple of outhouses on Wright St. I love it!

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1895 Felton Map 1C

This 1895 Felton map from the UCSC Digital Collection confused me at first. As I mentioned earlier, I LOVE maps but am not good at reading them. As my clients can attest, I often point to the left and say … Continue reading

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1895 Felton Map 1B

This 1895 Felton map from the UCSC Digital Collection shows a close-up view of the old livery, wagon shop, Grand Central Hotel and many other buildings in old Felton.

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1895 Felton Map 1A

This 1895 Felton map is from the UCSC Digital Collection. The county surveyor told me that Baldwin Ave. is now Highway 9 and River is now Graham Hill Rd. Very cool!

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Randall Brown and a History of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District

I mentioned earlier that I am really enjoying this book written by local historian, Randall Brown. He’s a super nice guy and has tons of information about our area’s history. I highly recommend his book. He also has a website. … Continue reading

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The Frozen River And Milk

In the early 1990’s we lived on Brackney Rd. on the San Lorenzo River in Ben Lomond. One winter it was unusually cold and many people’s water pipes froze and burst. We were surprised to see that portions of the … Continue reading

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Brookdale Ladies Club

I’m looking for history and photos of the old Brookdale Ladies Club. It was on Pacific St. down by Huckleberry Island. Many years ago I handled the sale of the property. I remember being told that it had not been … Continue reading

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Learning To Read Maps

I am currently teaching my 6 year old granddaughter how to read maps (“I’m almost 7, Grama”). First, I printed out a map that included her house and mine. Since we both live in Felton, that was easy. Then I … Continue reading

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