Category Archives: Felton Grove

Laura and the 1968 VW Bus

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting a delightful world traveler and her 1968 VW bus, Delilah at the Felton Grove laundry. Happy travels, Laura! Advertisements

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Disaster Diary: 1989 Santa Cruz Earthquake 9-1-1 calls

Santa Cruz County 9-1-1 Recording Transcription, Oct. 17, 1989, beginning at 5:04 p.m. Transcribed by the San Francisco Earthquake Research Project. From the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. I found this site when I googled “Felton Grove”.  … Continue reading

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History Of Interest Rates

History of interest rates: The interest rate on my first house in Felton Grove was only 14% in 1982.

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Disaster Diary: Pooh Bear Bummed…Honey Pot Gone!

Fallen tree takes out power pole. Water main burst. Bee hives in fallen tree. Bee keeper must remove bees before tree can be removed, water main repaired and power restored. Phones still out. Pooh Bear Bummed. Felton Grove Aug 22, … Continue reading

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1932 Cars On Stilts

Splash along as you please on flooded roads and highways. Simply raise your car up on stilts so that the body rests several feet above the undercarriage and wheels, and GO!

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #1

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #2 + 3

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #4 + 5

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #6

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #7

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #8

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #9

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #10

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #11

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #12

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #13

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #14

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #15

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photo #16

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove 1998 Flood Photos #17 + 18

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove Flooding 1998 – Pre “House Elevation” Project

During periods of heavy rain when the ground is fully saturated and the storms keep rolling in, the San Lorenzo River overflows it’s banks. Until the 1998 flood, many, if not all of the homes would be damaged by flood … Continue reading

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Photo From 1920’s Silent Movie – Car Crossing Felton Covered Bridge

This is a photo from a clip of a movie made in Felton and surrounding areas in the 1920’s. The car is approaching the Felton Covered Bridge. Click on right to see videos. Courtesy of Randall Brown, local historian. Car … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Auto Camp – filming silent movie – 1920’s

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Old Railroad Bridge at Felton Covered Bridge

The concrete supports seen in this photo still exist. I recall a local old timer telling me that when he was a kid, he’d wait for the conductor to wave when the train crossed here. Railroad Bridge at Felton Covered … Continue reading

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Seeking Felton Grove stories and photos.

If you have a story or photo about Felton Grove, please email it to me. Thanks!

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Disaster Diary: Felton Grove Flood Control Map – 1986

This map was part of a study by Santa Cruz County and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider options for flood control in Felton Grove in the 1980’s. In 1998/99 the house elevation project began (the flood of 1998 … Continue reading

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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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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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