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My birthday with my awesome dad, 1971
Every year on my birthday, starting in 1971, my Dad and I had a date, lunch at Castignolas, at a table overlooking the Boardwalk. Then we would go spend the afternoon having the time of...
The Mystery Love Letter , 1968
My wife and I return to the Boardwalk every year on Memorial Day or Labor Day. It started in 1968 when a young sixteen year old girl walked to the Boardwalk every day from her summer home just...
Senior Sneak Day, 1965
Campbell High School traditionally sent its senior class to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz for one day, towards the end of the school year. It was called Senior Sneak Day. We really had lots of fun...
Grandkids first visit to the Boardwalk, 2018
This picture is of our 2 youngest grandchildren and their first visit to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Our family has been coming here since the late 1940s. I sometimes joke that you...
Better than Disneyland, 2018
My children have been to Disneyland dozens of times but say they have more fun on "our" boardwalk. Coasters, thrill rides and ice cream cones are what they love. Thank you Boardwalk...
Trapeze Stars Enjoying Cotton Candy
Can you believe a dentist invented Cotton Candy? It used to be called Fairy Floss back in the day. Here's Boardwalk's trapeze stars Freddy Quadros and Shirley Wightman in...
Cave Train Then and Now, 1961
This #ThenandNow merges a photo of today's Cave Train Plaza with a 1961 b&w photo, the year the popular Cave Train opened.
Delicious Boardwalk Food
Back in the day (1930s - '60s) a very delicious food item stood out from all the rest.
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