Category Archives: Vintage Photos

Moss Landing: 1919 First Whale Caught (3 photos)

These 3 fascinating photos were sent to me by reader Carol Harrington: Photo#1: Photo#2: Photo#3:  

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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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Salinas River: 1914 Flood – King City

U.S Mail delivery across Salinas River after 1914 flood, King City, California:

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Carmel: Old Custom House

Is this a joke? Looks more like an outhouse. Love the dapper gent in the photo!

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War: Japan Surrenders 1945

Thelma De Wald Dalman’s son Dennis, age 4, holds a newspaper covering an event that changed the world. Courtesy of Thelma Dalman.

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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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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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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

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

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Santa Cruz: Wharf 1940’s

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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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Vintage Photo: West Cliff Dr. 1907

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Vintage Photo: Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz 1940’s

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Davenport: Cash Store Burns Down

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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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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Aerial View

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Bathing Beauty

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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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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz, California

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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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Vintage Photo: Arch Rock, West Cliff Dr.

This vintage photo is of Arch Rock on West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz.

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Casino And Beach

Here’s a great vintage photo of the Casino and Beach in Santa Cruz, California.

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Vintage Photo: Lady And Dog 1890’s

This photo was generously donated by Toni Thompson. I found it sweet, but also a bit sad.  

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Vintage Photo: Surfin’ Santa Cruz

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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: Downtown Santa Cruz 1940’s

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Vintage Photo: San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz Mountains

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