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Ice Cream Deliveries, 1925
In the 1920s, Barney Goldstein made ice cream deliveries from Oakland to the family ice cream fountain here at the Boardwalk. What a trip! Makes me want a chocolate dipped cone.
The Boardwalk in the 70s
Guessing mid 1970s for the date of this photo. Quite a few changes in the park since then!
Arctic Flyer, 1973
Remember the "Arctic Flyer"? This photo was taken in 1973. Two other similar rides ran in that location: Video Storm and Tsunami which is there now.
Laff-Land and Sun Tan Jr. Train, 1934
In 1934, Ed Reicher replaced Dante's Inferno with Laff-Land, or the Laff in the Dark ride, in which visitors rode through tunnels decorated with clown figures. The Sun Tan Jr....
Neptune Casino and Onion-Domed Bandstand, 1904
This 1904 Neptune Casino photo shows the onion-domed bandstand ♫. The bandstand, when not in use for concerts, was an excellent spot from which to watch happy social...
Southern Pacific Railroad's Sun Tan Special
During the 1930s, tourists from the San Francisco Bay Area could take the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sun Tan Special right to the Boardwalk. Except for the years...
Norris and Rowe Circus, 1907
Norris and Rowe Circus playing in the surf, 1907. In the background is the Santa Cruz Beach Company's glistening white pleasure ship, the Balboa, anchored a thousand feet offshore. The...
Drive a Boat, 1945
How fun does this kiddie boat ride look? Shown here in 1945, the ride was built 10 years earlier. A sign for the ride advertised "Drive a Boat."
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