Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pismo Beach 1992

This is a photo of me at Pismo Beach in 1992. Love that sign! Advertisements

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Remembering The Past On Scotts Valley Dr – Press Banner

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Vintage Photo: Surfin’ Santa Cruz

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1976 KSBW-TV ad in TV Guide

I love the last sentence in this ad…some things never change. TV Guide Nov. 24, 1976.

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Old Photos, Local History, Railroad, Powder Works and More!

This is one of the coolest blogs I’ve come across so far. It’s FILLED with historic photos and info about local railroads in and around Felton and Santa Cruz, the California Powder Works, Santa Cruz Beach and Casino Station, the … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo: Pier and Casino From West Cliff Drive

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1960’s Prime Time

This video is a delightful 12 minute trip down memory lane. Thanks, Elaine!

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Fascinating Stuff: Easter Island Uncovered

For all these years we thought it was just a bunch of rock heads sticking up out of the ground! My sister sent me these amazing photos from the Easter Island Statue Project. Click on any photo for enlarged view. … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo: Downtown Santa Cruz 1940’s

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Vintage Photo: San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz Mountains

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Fascinating Backstory About My Last Post 1906 San Francisco Video

This video tells an amazing story about the video I posted earlier today, “A Trip Down Market Street 1906 San Francisco”. Some incredible detective work was done to determine that the original film was shot just days before the 1906 … Continue reading

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1906 S.F. A Trip Down Market Street

This film was shot shortly before the big earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. My grandfather Harvey was there, age 9, with his father and grandmother. I have an audio tape of him talking in … Continue reading

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1896 Oxydonor – Gives Vigorous Health!

What the heck were they thinking? It looks like she’s tethered to a fishbowl. Bizarre!

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1958 California State Vehicle Code (page 1 of 2)

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1958 Caifornia State Vehicle Code (page 2 of 2)

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1905 Boulder Creek – Immense Beam of Redwood

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Our Future As Imagined In 1900

Drawing from the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Thanks, Mary!

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Apple Sues Over Patent Infringement

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San Jose, Ca. Late 1800’s Ad

Dictionary definition of cheapness: Noun 1. cheapness – a price below the standard price; bargain rate, cut price, cut rate. inexpensiveness – the quality of being affordable. 2. cheapness – tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar sleaze, tat, … Continue reading

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Family Trip To Santa Cruz – 1937 and 1938

Here is a link to a youtube video of a family trip to Santa Cruz in 1937 and 1938: Posted by SCC Pioneers, a local film archive group. They say: “A Mattos family trip to Santa Cruz along Highway 17 … Continue reading

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