These are my in-laws, Lyle & Joan Ashford from 70 years ago. I love how these pics capture their fun personalities while having fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!!
This is my grandmother and her sister and cousins enjoying the Boardwalk while on the old (no longer existent) pier. She has such wonderful memories of their summer trip to
Our very first haunted ride, “Dante’s Inferno – A Trip to Hades” opened in the same exact location way back in 1932. Over many decades, we’ve re-used the same spot
This picture was taken of my mom Florence when she was in her early 20’s. Just a day at the beach with her Italian friends and family in front of
Beginning in 1957, my Grandmother Mamie started taking my brother, cousin and me to Santa Cruz each summer. Most years we would ride a Greyhound bus from Sacramento to Santa
I lived across the street from the Boardwalk from 1986 until 2002. So close that if we did not make to the concerts, we could sit on the porch and
Mom (Marci Armetta McIntire) was born in 1933. She was the joy of her parents life. Here is one of my Grandmother’s pictures of Mom at the Boardwalk, summer 1940
Every year, my family would camp at nearby Mt. Madonna County Park. We kids looked forward with glee to the day our parents would gather all the cousins together for
My Mother and her family always vacationed at Santa Cruz to escape the summer heat in Turlock. These pics are of my mother, her brothers and cousins somewhere in the
I found this at my moms house she is 92 nowadays. Those crazy kids!!!
I especially enjoyed your appreciation of the Fun House (https://blog.beachboardwalk.com/nadm-fun-house). The author’s granular memories of what it was like to spend time there coincided exactly with my own. One night
Here’s a photo of my mom, Vivien Tonarelli Pianto, on July 2, 1949 at the Boardwalk. She is the girl on the left.
My grandfather (on the right) celebrates his birthday at the Santa Cruz Saloon with his two cousins.
This photo shows the location of our Pleasure Pier in the 1930s. The Santa Cruz Wharf in the background has been there since 1914.
I took my date named Carol to the Boardwalk for a day of fun. We stopped to play Skeeball so I could win a prize and give the prize to
This is a picture of my Grandma with her high school friends from 1941, she was born in 1925 and she told me it was in high school so I’m