Category Archives: Felton

Zayante: 1938 Article

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SLV: 1956 Ads

Love these old ads!

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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? WINNER Peg Popkin!

The sign is at Henry Cowell State Park near the picnic ground restroom.

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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!

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What The Heck Is It? WINNER!!!

Reader cjm got it right! It’s a sawdust containment shed. Here is the photo series:  

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Vintage Photo: Circa 1940’s (Highway 9)

This Vintage Photo of Inspiration Point was taken along what is now Highway 9 between Felton and Santa Cruz. Note the train and the San Lorenzo River below the bridge.

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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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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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Vintage Photo: San Lorenzo Valley ca.1800’s

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz To Felton

“San Lorenzo Canyon on the Road to the Big Tree Grove, Santa Cruz, Cal.”  Highway 9

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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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Woody Weatherman’s Window Forecast For Felton: 67 And Cooling Overnight

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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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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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