Category Archives: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz: 1890’s Map

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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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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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Santa Cruz: 1879

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

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Santa Cruz: 1946 Rates for Transients

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Santa Cruz: 1914 Wharf Opening

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Then and Now: 1954 Santa Cruz

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

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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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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

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

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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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Santa Cruz: 1921 Santa Cruz Stage Co.

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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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Vintage Photo: West Cliff Dr. 1907

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Vintage Photo: Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz 1940’s

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Santa Cruz: 1976 Local TV Guide Ad

1976 KSBW TV Guide ad. Read top to bottom. The last is my favorite.

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Vintage Photo: 1800’s Santa Cruz Light Station

The original Santa Cruz Light Station (Lighthouse) was built in 1869. It no longer exists. 

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

You gotta love Santa Cruz County!

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Santa Cruz: My great great grandmother’s house

Photo of my great great grandmother, Eliza Jane, and photo of house in Santa Cruz where she lived in 1900.

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Aerial View

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Bathing Beauty

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