Vintage Photo: West Cliff Dr. 1907

West Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz circa 1907

West Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz circa 1907 Courtesy SCPL

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How’s Your Disposition Today? 1956

Camel Ad 1956 Tyrone Power

Camel Ad 1956 Tyrone Power

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What The Heck Is It: Photo #2 and #3

Photo #2 What the heck is it?

Photo #2 What the heck is it?

What the heck is it photo #3

What the heck is it photo #3

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What The Heck Is It: Can You Guess?

What The heck is it? Does anyone know?

What The heck is it? Does anyone know?

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San Francisco: 1906 Quake and Fire Images

See images of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire. (My grandfather and great grandfather were there and watched it all from the hills above.)

http://www.historypin.com/collections/view/id/10209225/title/1906%20Earthquake%20and%20Fire

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Old Postcards: California Collection

Great link to old California postcard collection:

http://www.historypin.com/collections/view/id/10445096/title/Historic%20Postcards%20of%20California

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Fun Stuff: Salmon Video

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Vintage Photo: Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz 1940’s

Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz, California Circa 1940’s

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Oddities: Rare Two Headed Rhino

Rare Two Headed Rhino. Courtesy of Eli Triona.

Rare Two Headed Rhino. Courtesy of Eli Triona.

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San Francisco: 1951 photos of SF taken from Submarine Periscope

Thanks to Mary Andersen for sending me this fascinating link!

http://sfg.ly/12PEXRY

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What the Heck Is It? WINNER Peg Popkin!

Sign located at picnic ground near restroom, Henry Cowell Park, Felton.

Sign located at picnic ground near restroom, Henry Cowell Park, Felton.

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

Henry Cowell State Park. Flood water line mark Jan. 4, 1982.

Henry Cowell State Park. Flood water line mark Jan. 4, 1982.

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What the Heck Is It?

Actually, WHERE the heck is it? Anyone have the answer? And the winner is…

Where the heck is it?

Where the heck is it?

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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.

Starview Drive-in Theater Boulder Creek, Calif. 1953. KenStonePhotos

Starview Drive-in Theater Boulder Creek, Calif. 1953. KenStonePhotos

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Davenport: Cash Store Burns Down

Davenport Cash Store destroyed in blaze. Photo courtesy of Swanton Berry Farm.

Davenport Cash Store destroyed in blaze. Photo courtesy of Swanton Berry Farm.

Swanton Berry Farm

Swanton Berry Farm

Swanton Berry Farm. One of my favorite places.

Swanton Berry Farm. One of my favorite places.

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Video: 1906 San Francisco, Just Before Earthquake

This film was shot shortly before the big earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. My grandfather Harvey was there, age 9, with his father and grandmother. I have an audio tape of him talking in the 1970’s about his recollections of being in the quake, sleeping in the park and watching the city burn from the hills.

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San Jose: Meat Ad 1800’s

The Robert J. Langford Co. 254 South First, San Jose, Cal. Meat, Livestock, Pasturage.

The Robert J. Langford Co. 254 South First, San Jose, Cal. Meat, Livestock, Pasturage.

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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.

TV Guide Ad 1976, KSBW-TV

TV Guide Ad 1976, KSBW-TV

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Fun Stuff: Crazy Invention 1932

1932 Fire alarm box puts handcuff on user.

1932 Fire Alarm Box invention.

1932 Fire Alarm Box invention.

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Apple Sues Over Patent Infringement

Complaints: shawnwees@nomail.com

Depiction of questionable device. Samsung officials vehemently deny wrongdoing.

Depiction of questionable device. Samsung officials vehemently deny wrongdoing.

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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. 

1800's Santa Cruz Light Station. National Archives and "Women Who kept The Lights"

1800’s Santa Cruz Light Station. National Archives and “Women Who kept The Lights”

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Fun Stuff: Harmony, California 1992

Me and my sister in Harmony, 1992.

Me and my sister in Harmony, California 1992

Me and my sister in Harmony, California 1992

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

You gotta love Santa Cruz County!

2012 Testicle Festival Ad, Santa Cruz County

2012 Testicle Festival Ad, 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.

My great great grandmother, Eliza Jane

My great great grandmother, Eliza Jane

House on Washington St Santa Cruz where Eliza Jane lived in 1900.

House on Washington St Santa Cruz where Eliza Jane lived in 1900.

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Aerial View

Old Santa Cruz From The Air

Old Santa Cruz From The Air

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Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Bathing Beauty

Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Bathing Beauty

Vintage Photo: Santa Cruz Bathing Beauty

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Tunnel-Lift in Switzerland

Schweiz-Suisse-Switzerlan Schema Tunnel-Lift Trummelbach-Wasserfalle im Lauterbrunnental.

Tunnel-Lift Switzerland

Tunnel-Lift Switzerland

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Favorite Vacation Getaway: Boron, California

This is one of my favorite vacation spots. I’m not kidding.

Twenty Mule Team Museum, Boron, California

Vicki At Twenty Mule Team Museum. Boron, California

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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.

Cress Station Boulder Creek, CA, 1954 Ken Stone Photos

Cress Station Boulder Creek, CA, 1954 Ken Stone Photos

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1932 Robot Phone Dialer

Now here’s a clever invention, circa 1932.

Robot Phone Dialer, Circa 1932

Robot Phone Dialer, Circa 1932

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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.

Starview Drive-in Theater Boulder Creek, Calif. 1953. KenStonePhotos

Starview Drive-in Theater Boulder Creek, Calif. 1953. KenStonePhotos

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