Tag Archives: 1800’s

Santa Cruz: 1890’s Map

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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: 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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San Jose: Meat Ad 1800’s

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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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San Jose, Ca. Late 1800’s Ad

Dictionary definition of cheapness: Noun 1. cheapness – a price below the standard price; bargain rate, cut price, cut rate. inexpensiveness – the quality of being affordable. 2. cheapness – tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar sleaze, tat, … Continue reading

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