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Santa Cruz: 1946 Rates for Transients

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections. Advertisements

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Skyline Drive: Eddies Grand View

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Santa Cruz: 1914 Wharf Opening

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Boulder Creek: 1910 Cemetery Map

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Then and Now: 1954 Santa Cruz

Then 1954 – Front and W. Cliff: Now 2013:

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SLV: 1956 Ads

Love these old ads!

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Then and Now: Ben Lomond

Then 1962: Now 2013:

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Vintage Photo: 1926 Felton Acres

Photo Courtesy of Derek Whaley. Thanks Derek!

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What the Heck Is It? Congrats to WINNER Dan Sedenquist via Facebook

Link courtesy of Ronnie Trubek: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_21805558/century-old-wave-motor-piques-curiosity-santa-cruz

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Santa Cruz: ca. 1900 Free Cliff Museum

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What the Heck Is It: ANSWER

Here’s the name of the building at Santa’s Village, Scotts Valley, circa 1960’s: What the Heck Is It?

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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

Front of 1940 postcard of Hotel Palomar. Courtesy of SCPL. Back of postcard:

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Brookdale: Bridge Early 1900’s

Brookdale Bridge. Date unknown. Probably early 1900’s.

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Fun Stuff: 1925 Hair Remover

OUCH!

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Santa Cruz: 1879 “Surf” Editor Photo

This trippy photo of the Editor of the Santa Cruz Surf, a local newspaper in the 1800’s, came from the 1879 book “Santa Cruz County California”.

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Santa Cruz: 1949 Casa Del Rey Hotel

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Santa Cruz: Wharf 1940’s

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Santa Cruz: 1955 Carniglia Brothers

Usually I start with the front of the postcard, then post the back. In this case I liked the back better, so it’s first. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library Collection. Here’s the front:

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Disaster Diary: Earthquake and Interest Rates

This ad was in a late Oct. 1989 Santa Cruz Sentinel ad right after the big earthquake. Not only is the t-bill interest rate incredible but if you look at the bottom of the ad you’ll see the S.C. office … Continue reading

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What The Heck is It? ANSWER

We have a winner of the last post! Eli Triona gave both correct answers: Sequoia Sempervirens with an absence of chlorophyll at Henry Cowell State Park. (Aka Albino Redwoods.) Good job, Eli! See 2 more photos below that show location.

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What The Heck Is It?

Does anyone know what this is? If so, do you know where it is?

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What The Heck Is It? ANSWER

Rachel Williams, your guess was the closest. It was 1955. Congrats!  

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Santa Cruz: 1921 Santa Cruz Stage Co.

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Fascinating Stuff: Photos of Famous Landmarks Under Construction

I just checked out this link and it’s really cool! It’s a fascinating site displaying photographs of famous landmarks during their construction stages including the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and more: http://io9.com/photos-of-famous-landmarks-while-they-were-still-under-510437453 Thanks to filiopietism prism … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

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Vintage Photo: 1958 Riverside Hotel

Santa Cruz, California  

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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

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Santa Cruz: 1955 Newsreel

Miss California newsreel, Santa Cruz 1955. It’s clearly a different world.

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What The Heck Is It? ANSWER + Photo

It was originally manufactured to distribute birth control for pigeons. We use it as a solar powered bird feeder. It’s on a timer and goes off a.m. and p.m. and for 5 seconds it spews out birdseed. Hubby Shawn brought … Continue reading

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What The Heck Is It?

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