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Santa Cruz Speedboat

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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Rude Shady postcard from Santa Cruz

Shady in Santa Cruz

Someone was playing favorites when they sent this Santa Cruz postcard. There are so many things going on in this postcard. From the Sombrero on the right, the wonky hand-painted and foggy horizon on the left and Goldilocks prancing in the surf while her jilted friends stand on the beach wondering why they even came […]

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Seabright Hotel and Station

All Aboard the Seabright Trolley!

The front of this card shows a trolley pulling up to the Seabright Hotel and Station. The Seabright Station was used and advertised as an Aquatic Getaway to folks in San Francisco and San Jose, mostly between the 1890’s and 1910’s. Really, not an uncommon story in the history of Santa Cruz’s neighborhoods. Santa Cruz, […]

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Brookdale Hatchery

Brookdale Fish Hatchery 1910

The World Famous Brookdale Fish Hatchery! I wonder what it takes to make a fish hatchery world famous? They must have really been at the cutting edge of trout and salmon back in 1910! Still though, I agree with the sender of this postcard that Brookdale and Santa Cruz (Curz) are still awful pretty. THE […]

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