Four Snapshots of Santa Cruz, January 1901-1988

A quick peek across 80 or so years of Santa Cruz history via short and fun postcards.

Santa Cruz Casino, Santa Cruz, Cal.

Santa Cruz Casino

SANTA CRUZ CAL
JAN 23
12 30 PM
1901

Sana Cruz Casino 1901

MR. JOHN GARNER.
HOLLISTER
SAN BENITO Co.
CAL.


Bro, Happy New Year


Panorama of Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ CAL
JAN 2
4 – PM
1909

WEST SPRINGFIELD, PA
REC’D.
JAN
7
8 AM
1909


Laughlins Cash Store 1909

Dear Sister & Bro:-
I wish you a very happy New Year, How I wish we could all be together today, Mrs Perkins & Fairchild came from San Jose & spent Smas with us, Read long letter from Ida yesterday, they were all well, I owe Carrie a letter will write her soon write ofteryour aff Bro Ozill(?)


LAUGHLIN’S CASH STORE
146 WATER STREET
SANTA CRUZ, CAL.

Mrs C.M. Harrington,
West Springfield,
Erie Co, Penna,
R.R. No 1,

A little news from Ideal

Ideal Restaurant

Abalone shell from the “Restaurant that’s different”
The Ideal Fish Restaurant.
Municipal Pier.
Santa Cruz, California
Dine where the waters of Monterey Bay are at your feet
A marine view unsurpassed — open all the year


SANTA CRUZ CALIF
JAN 16
12 M
1943

Ideal Restaurant 1943

Divers with prying instruments, pry the Abalone from rocks in the Pacific, off the coast of Santa Cruz. The shell is lined with richly colored mother-of-pearl and is used for ornamental purposes; also called the sea-ear.
Season open March 15th to January 15th
Caught at 7 – Served at 11, at
THE IDEAL FISH RESTAURANT
Municipal Pier
Santa Cruz By-the-Sea


Dear Clarence:- Not enough news to fill a letter, hence this card. Think you were with me when I got the card. Remember? We look for Gertie this afternoon- Hope the weather will be nice while she is here but it is quite foggy at present, and may turn into rain. Which has held off for some days. Hope you keep well. Much love from Mother.
Jan. 16, 1943


Pr’t. ClarenceG. Taylor
aaFTTC.
33rd Repair Squadron
Robins Field
Warner Robins
Georgia

Feeling like a St. Bernard



NORTH BAY CA 949
21 JAN
PM
1988

North Bay California

Dear EA-
The board meeting scheduled for last night was canceled (lack of quorum) but I still an hour off this morning, during which time I got my locks cut. Was feeling a little like a St. Bernard!

Love,
Bob


Lt. Col Earl A. Girard
651 Sinex Ave
Apt. N-102
Pacific Grove,
Calif. 93950

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