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 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway, 1908

The L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway was the Boardwalk’s first thrill ride. It opened in 1908 and cost ten cents to ride, five cents for kids. Riders traveled at 25mph, which was much faster than the 10mph speed limit on Santa Cruz city streets!

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