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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach History
A complete list of bands that have performed on the beach bandstand since 1988. 2018 June 15 Berlin starring Terri Nunn June 22 The Motels June 29 Los Lobos July 6 Rose Royce July...
Stuck at the Bottom of the Barrel, 1968
One of the attractions in the fun house was a big revolving 'barrel'. It was about 7' in diameter with no top or bottom and it sat on its side and turned like a front-loading...
Welcome to California, 1966
My family moved from the Midwest to California in 1966 when this picture was taken, as I was entering the 8th grade. I immediately fell in love with all things Santa Cruz. My Dad quickly bought...
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...
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