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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...
My family has been spending summers in Santa Cruz since my Grandmother was young. We would stay at the Terrace Courts for months. This is a photo we took in one of the old photo scenes. We have a lot of...
4th of July , 2015
My family is from Valencia California and I had opportunity to take my family last year for the first time to Santa Cruz and enjoy the Boardwalk. A very memorable experience especially since we were...
Great Times in the Warm California Sun, 1972
My first memory was at the age of 5. After a fun day on the beach we climbed up the stairs to buy soft-serve ice cream, chocolate-covered bananas, cotton candy, candied apples,...
Best Birthday Celebration--ever, 2014
My best friend surprised me with a two-day trip to the Boardwalk as a birthday gift. We arrived the evening before my birthday, checked into our hotel across the street (our room...
Jailed at the Boardwalk!, 1966
Andrea Madriago (left) and I met as freshman at Blackford High School, San Jose, 1964. We both loved the Beatles and with Barbara and Beverly we made our own fab four! After two years I was...
Working on the Boardwalk, 1974
When I turned 16 years old I went to work at the Boardwalk for the Whiting family. Ted Sr. and Pinky took my job request from Aptos High School and hired me to work for them. I remember Ken, Ted...
My Boss, 1988
The first place I ever worked for an extended period of time (three years) was as a ride operator in Area III. Our supervisor was a gentleman named John Busé. John had worked at the Boardwalk a long time...
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