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Santa Cruz History: Boardwalk 1950’s +

Does anyone recall this ride at the Boardwalk 1958-1976? Have a photo you’s like to share?

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Santa Cruz: 1890’s Map

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Santa Cruz: 1946 Rates for Transients

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Then and Now: 1954 Santa Cruz

Then 1954 – Front and W. Cliff: Now 2013:

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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: 1949 Casa Del Rey Hotel

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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. Here’s the front:

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Santa Cruz: Testicle Festival

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Vintage Photo: 1958 Riverside Hotel

Santa Cruz, California  

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Santa Cruz: 1955 Newsreel

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

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Vintage Photo: Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz 1940’s

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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.

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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: Santa Cruz, California

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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: Arch Rock, West Cliff Dr.

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

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Tsunami Signs In Santa Cruz

Tsunami signs in Santa Cruz at E. Cliff Dr and 7th Ave.

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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: 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: Pier and Casino From West Cliff Drive

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Vintage Photo: Downtown Santa Cruz 1940’s

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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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Signs You Don’t See in Santa Cruz

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Met My Mummy At The Santa Cruz Flea Market

Sarcophagi And Friends These 3 young ladies kindly let me to take their photo with the sarcophagi (?) they were selling at the Santa Cruz flea market this morning. Thanks ladies! Very cool.

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Grama Nova’s Santa Cruz Recollections 1907

The following was written by my Grama Nova on her 72nd birthday in 1972. We all went to Santa Cruz, California, to Uncle Ralph and also where Aunt Stacia lived. Uncle Ralph and Auntie Amelia had a big home on … Continue reading

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