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Santa Cruz: 1955 Flood

These comments came on another blog I have that has a lot more about the floods in Santa Cruz County. The 2 other blogs I have focus more on Felton flooding during several floods, including 1955, 1982, 1998, etc. Great … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz History: Boardwalk 1950’s +

Does anyone recall this ride at the Boardwalk 1958-1976? Have a photo you’s like to share?

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Fun Stuff: Testicle Festival 2015

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Santa Cruz: 1890’s Map

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Fun Stuff: Thought for the Day, by George Takei

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Moss Landing: 1919 First Whale Caught (3 photos)

These 3 fascinating photos were sent to me by reader Carol Harrington: Photo#1: Photo#2: Photo#3:  

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Where in the Heck is it? Circa 1890’s

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Hint: Santa Cruz County, late 1890’s:

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Santa Cruz: High School 1918/19

Santa Cruz High School cooking class 1918/19. Lora DeWald is 3rd from right.

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Genealogy: Adam + Eve (2 pages) 4004 b.c.

I never knew Adam and Eve were direct descendants of Methuselah, born 3317 b.c.

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Salinas River: 1914 Flood – King City

U.S Mail delivery across Salinas River after 1914 flood, King City, California:

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Carmel: Old Custom House

Is this a joke? Looks more like an outhouse. Love the dapper gent in the photo!

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Boulder Creek: Then and Now

Then – ca. 1918 Berry Falls, Big Basin State Park, Boulder Creek: Now 2014:

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Scotts Valley: Circa 1940’s

Camp Evers Photo, Courtesy of UCSC Special Collections:

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Davenport: 1955 Fallout Shelter

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War: Japan Surrenders 1945

Thelma De Wald Dalman’s son Dennis, age 4, holds a newspaper covering an event that changed the world. Courtesy of Thelma Dalman.

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Fun Stuff: Testicle Festival

Ya gotta love Santa Cruz!

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Santa Cruz: 1800’s Garibaldi House Series (3 photos)

Can anyone help me date these 3 photos? I think the Garibaldi Villa Hotel was on Pacific Ave. in downtown Santa Cruz. Where (and when?) was the original Garibaldi House? Jim’s dad, Bob, worked as a bell hop in the … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz: 1940’s Chamber of Commerce

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Zayante: 1938 Article

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Oddities: Corpse Couture

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Brookdale: 1930’s Hollen’s Corner

Hollen’s Corner, Brookdale, Calif. circa 1930’s? Corner of Hwy 9 and Pacific Ave. Courtesy of MAH (Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History) Special Collections.

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Ben Lomond: Swimming Hole Mystery Solved?

Steve: see Derek Whaley’s photo and response below re: your request about the swimming hole you recall from the 1950’s. Does this look/sound familiar? Derek writes: It could be the swimming hole near Siesta in Brookdale. There are still remnants … Continue reading

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Ben Lomond: Reader Question. Can You Help?

Can anyone help Steve identify this particular location? Thanks! Old Swimming Hole Steve Apr 6 at 10:47 AM To Vicki Wees Hi Vickie, I learned to swim at an old swimming hole in the late 1950s.  I believe it was … Continue reading

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Boulder Creek: Bracken Brae Bridge

Is this the Bracken Brae bridge in Boulder Creek? Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH.) Front of postcard:

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Boulder Creek: 1982 Fire Dept Photo

New rescue truck for Boulder Creek Fire. Article Courtesy of SCPL Special Collections (Santa Cruz Public Library.)

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Fascinating Stuff: 1925 Invention

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Santa Cruz: 1879

Where is in Santa Cruz is this? Could this be W. Cliff Dr. and Woodrow?”

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Where in the Heck is it?

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Bonny Doon: 1984 Real Estate Ad

I wonder what this property is worth today, almost 30 years later?

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i am temp out of order due to injury.

hope to be back in next few weeks. thanks. vicki

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