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"Rides & Attractions" Boardwalk Memories

Flying Cages, 1965

I lived in Santa Cruz from 1965 to 1968. Loved the wooden roller coaster but really enjoyed the Flying Cages. Had no problem making the cage move over the top.

Giant Dipper Fun, 1935

This picture was taken of my mom Florence when she was in her early 20’s. Just a day at the beach with her Italian friends and family in front of

The Fun House, 1963

I especially enjoyed your appreciation of the Fun House ( The author’s granular memories of what it was like to spend time there coincided exactly with my own. One night

Marionette show 1970s , 1976

I have a very vague and distant memory of being 6 years old and walking into the small room with a sandy floor and watching a marionette show. It’s more

The Mouse, 1975

When I was approximately 6\7 we came to Santa Cruz and I begged my father to take me on the mouse roller coaster. He finally gave in and we went

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.

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

Carousel, 2015

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

Leaving the Boardwalk, 1977

This is a photo of my family leaving the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk Summer of 77. Second photo is Unique McPete on the Highwire.

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