Category Archives: Santa Cruz Mountains

Scotts Valley: Circa 1940’s

Camp Evers Photo, Courtesy of UCSC Special Collections: Advertisements

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Zayante: 1938 Article

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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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Bonny Doon: 1984 Real Estate Ad

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

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Skyline Drive: Eddies Grand View

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Boulder Creek: 1910 Cemetery Map

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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SLV: 1956 Ads

Love these old ads!

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Brookdale: Bridge Early 1900’s

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

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Boulder Creek: Drive-In Theater 1953

This drive-in theater was at the corner of Moon Dr. and Hwy 236. It closed after 3 years.

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Vintage Photo: Boulder Creek Gas Station – 1954

Cress Station Boulder Creek, CA 1954 Corner of Hwy 9 and Hwy 236 “Best Service Around.” Ken Stone Photos.

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Boulder Creek: Starview Drive-In, 1953

This drive-in theater was at the corner of Moon Dr. and Hwy 236. It closed after 3 years.

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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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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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Vintage Photo: San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz Mountains

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1905 Boulder Creek – Immense Beam of Redwood

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Family Trip To Santa Cruz – 1937 and 1938

Here is a link to a youtube video of a family trip to Santa Cruz in 1937 and 1938: Posted by SCC Pioneers, a local film archive group. They say: “A Mattos family trip to Santa Cruz along Highway 17 … Continue reading

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Balloon Dam – Santa Cruz Mountains – 1961

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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: Santa Cruz Mountains Highway

State Highway Santa Cruz Mountains, California

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Vintage Photo: San Lorenzo Valley ca.1800’s

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Vintage Photo: Brookdale Lodge

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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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