Santa Cruz: 1946 Rates for Transients

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Rates 1946 Santa Cruz

Rates 1946 Santa Cruz

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Skyline Drive: Eddies Grand View

Undated. Courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Undated. Courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

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Santa Cruz: 1914 Wharf Opening

1914 Santa Cruz Wharf Opens. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

1914 Santa Cruz Wharf Opens. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Santa Cruz Fisherman's wharf circa 1940's.

Santa Cruz Fisherman’s Wharf circa 1940’s.

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Boulder Creek: 1910 Cemetery Map

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

1910 map of Boulder Creek Cemetery.

1910 map of Boulder Creek Cemetery.

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Then and Now: 1954 Santa Cruz

Then 1954 – Front and W. Cliff:

1954 shot of Front St and West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, Calif.

1954 shot of Front St and West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Now 2013:

Now, July 2013

Now, July 2013

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SLV: 1956 Ads

Love these old ads!

1956 SLV Reporter Ads, Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

1956 SLV Reporter Ads, Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Then and Now: Ben Lomond

Then 1962:

1962 Snow at Grandma's house 211 Arden Ave. Ben Lomond. Photo courtesy Wees Family.

1962 Snow at Grandma’s house 211 Arden Ave. Ben Lomond. Photo courtesy Wees Family.

Now 2013:

211 Arden Ave. Ben Lomond 2013. Photo by Vicki Wees.

211 Arden Ave. Ben Lomond 2013. Photo by Vicki Wees.

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Vintage Photo: 1926 Felton Acres

Photo Courtesy of Derek Whaley. Thanks Derek!

1926 Photo of Felton Acres, Courtesy of Derek Whaley.

1926 Photo of Felton Acres, Courtesy of Derek Whaley.

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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

1909 Wave Motor, Cliff Dr (West) Santa Cruz, Cal. Courtesy of MAH.

What the Heck Is It? And What the Heck did it do?
Courtesy of MAH.

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Santa Cruz: ca. 1900 Free Cliff Museum

Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz. Free Cliff Museum. Circa 1900.

Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz. Free Cliff Museum. Circa 1900. Courtesy of MAH.

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What the Heck Is It: ANSWER

Here’s the name of the building at Santa’s Village, Scotts Valley, circa 1960’s:

ANSWER to last post What the Heck Is It? Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Special Collections.

ANSWER to last post What the Heck Is It? Courtesy of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Special Collections.

What the Heck Is It?

What the Heck Is It? ANSWER, Courtesy of MAH (Museum of Art and History.

What the Heck Is It? Courtesy of MAH (Museum of Art and History.

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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

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

1940 Hotel Palomar. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library.

1940 Hotel Palomar. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library.

Back of postcard:

Back of 1940 postcard.

Back of 1940 postcard.

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Brookdale: Bridge Early 1900’s

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

Brookdale Bridge, circa early 1900's.

Brookdale Bridge, circa early 1900’s.

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Fun Stuff: 1925 Hair Remover

OUCH!

1925 Hair Removal Tool.

1925 Hair Removal Tool.

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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”.

A. A. Taylor, editor of the Santa Cruz Surf in the 1800's.

A. A. Taylor, editor of the Santa Cruz Surf in the 1800’s.

Front page of 1879 book "Santa Cruz County, California."

Front page of 1879 book “Santa Cruz County, California.”

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Santa Cruz: 1949 Casa Del Rey Hotel

1949 Hotel Casa Del Rey, Santa Cruz, Calif. Courtesy SCPL.

1949 Hotel Casa Del Rey, Santa Cruz, Calif. Courtesy SCPL.

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Santa Cruz: Wharf 1940’s

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf circa 1940's. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf circa 1940’s. Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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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.

1955 Five Brothers postcard.

1955 Five Carniglia Brothers postcard (back.)

Here’s the front:

1955 Five Brothers postcard (front.)

1955 Five Brothers postcard (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 is temporarily closed due to quake damage.

World Savings ad, Santa Cruz Sentinel Oct. 1989. Note office closure due to quake damage.

World Savings ad, Santa Cruz Sentinel Oct. 1989. Note office closure due to quake damage.

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What The Heck is It? ANSWER

We have a winner of the last post! Eli Triona gave both correct answers: Sequoia Sempervirens with an absence of chlorophyll at Henry Cowell State Park. (Aka Albino Redwoods.) Good job, Eli! See 2 more photos below that show location.

Albino Redwood At Henry Cowell State Park 2013. Photo by Vicki Wees

“Albino” Redwood At Henry Cowell State Park 2013. Photos by Vicki Wees

Shows location of Albino Redwood. Just ahead is the railroad bridge that crosses the San Lorenzo River.

Shows location of “Albino Redwood”. Just ahead is the railroad bridge that crosses the San Lorenzo River.

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What The Heck Is It?

Does anyone know what this is? If so, do you know where it is?

What The Heck Is It? And where in the heck is it? Do you know?

What The Heck Is It? And where in the heck is it? Do you know?

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What The Heck Is It? ANSWER

Rachel Williams, your guess was the closest. It was 1955. Congrats!

When in the Heck did this ad come out?

When in the Heck did this ad come out?

 

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Santa Cruz: 1921 Santa Cruz Stage Co.

1921 ad for Santa Cruz Stage Company.

1921 ad for Santa Cruz Stage Company.

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Fascinating Stuff: Photos of Famous Landmarks Under Construction

I just checked out this link and it’s really cool! It’s a fascinating site displaying photographs of famous landmarks during their construction stages including the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and more:

http://io9.com/photos-of-famous-landmarks-while-they-were-still-under-510437453

Thanks to filiopietism prism for the info.

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

Testicle Festival 2013

Testicle Festival 2013

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Vintage Photo: 1958 Riverside Hotel

Santa Cruz, California

Riverside Hotel 1958 Santa Cruz, Cal.

Riverside Hotel 1958 Santa Cruz, Cal. Courtesy SCPL

Rear of postcard of Riverside Hotel 1958

Rear of postcard of Riverside Hotel 1958

 

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Vintage Photo: 1940 Hotel Palomar

Hotel Palomar, Santa Cruz, California 1940.

Hotel Palomar, Santa Cruz, California 1940.

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Santa Cruz: 1955 Newsreel

Miss California newsreel, Santa Cruz 1955. It’s clearly a different world.

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What The Heck Is It? ANSWER + Photo

It was originally manufactured to distribute birth control for pigeons. We use it as a solar powered bird feeder. It’s on a timer and goes off a.m. and p.m. and for 5 seconds it spews out birdseed. Hubby Shawn brought it home one day. Now we’re the most popular place in town with our avian friends. Thanks for playing What The Heck Is It?

Shawn's solar powered bird feeder in our back yard.

Shawn’s solar powered bird feeder in our back yard.


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What The Heck Is It?

What The Heck Is It? Can You Guess?

What The Heck Is It? Can You Guess?

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