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Memories of Summer in Santa Cruz

Postcards from Santa Cruz’s past. From the sounds of Seal Rock, to the speed of 630 horsepower racing from the Santa Cruz Pleasure Pier, Santa Cruz has always had great Augusts. These three cards capture tiny glimpses from summers long past, all the way back to 1906. Santa Cruz, Calif. Aug 17 6 – PM […]

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Trips to Santa Cruz, 1937 and 1938

I get worried I’ll drop my phone if I try and record on the Dipper, and this person brought along their film camera for the ride! From the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County: A Mattos family trip to Santa Cruz along Highway 17 in 1937 transitions into another visit to Santa Cruz in ’38. […]

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