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My Grandparents on Vacation , 1915
My Grandparents and great grandparents spent 1 month every summer in Santa Cruz. They sometimes stayed at La Playa Cottages. They'd pack their trunk and board the train in Oakland....
I grew up across street at Casa Alta apts., 1971
From 1971 - 1981, my mom, my brother and I lived across the street from the roller coaster. I spent my whole young life in this beautiful place! There was never a dull moment!...
Enjoying the Beach, 1960
This is a photo of my late husband, Marc Paris. He always loved the Santa Cruz area, and we were fortunate to move there a year before he passed in 2011.
Dipping Our Toes in the Ocean , 2014
I moved to California from the East Coast when I was 18 and on my own. I'd never traveled far or been to the coast or experienced the ocean. I had always dreamt about it and hoped one...
NORCAL Junior Lifeguards, 1968
Check out this 1968 photograph of Junior Lifeguards taking a break in front of the Boardwalk.
Ruth "the Human Submarine" Kahl, 1938
Remembering Ruth Kahl who passed away recently at the age of 99. As a teenager, Ruth "the Human Submarine" was a featured performer in the Boardwalk Plunge, she held the *World...
The Giant Mola Mola, 1927
When local fishermen captured a Giant Mola Mola (ocean sunfish) and a twelve-foot Monster Octopus way back in 1927, it called for a special exhibit of the two rarities.
Easter Egg Hunt, 1947
Hundreds of kids racing to find tiny hidden treasures in the sand during an Easter Egg Hunt at the Boardwalk back in 1947.
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