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I'm a local, born here in 1979. I wish I was born 20 years earlier to have enjoyed the fun house and plunge. My parents and grandparents were fortunate enough to spend much of their childhood here...
Summer Days, 1971
My great uncle and aunt lived in Felton, CA. and our family often came to Boardwalk. My uncle used to go out on the pier and catch crab while we we all at Boardwalk going on the rides. We loved going...
Flowers for the Santa Cruz Seaside Company, 1915
I recently bought the book, “The Santa Cruz Boardwalk a Century by the Sea”. On page 57 there is this 1915 mention of “novel ways to attract attention and promote the Santa Cruz...
First Date, 1988
On our first date, I decided to take my beautiful date to Santa Cruz. We had a great dinner at Stagnaros on the wharf, went on a few rides, then had our first kiss on Sky Glider. Now we go about 6...
My First Date With Mark, 1988
We had a wonderful dinner at Stagnaros on the Wharf, followed by a few rides on the boardwalk, The roller coaster, bumper cars, carousel and my now favorite ride - the overhead tram (Sky Glider...
Dream Honeymoon, 2018
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk was our first big trip together as a couple, so of course we went back for our honeymoon. We fell in love with the place and it's one of the places where we fell in...
Memories of a homesick native., 1980
Santa Cruz is my hometown. I was born there, spent most of my childhood and teenage years there, and have been homesick for it for most of the past 20 years. Part of the problem of growing...
Love at first sight, 1966
I had gone to the beach with my family and while there we ran into some family friends. They asked me to take their daughter on the Boardwalk and buy her ice cream. I was 18 years old. While...
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