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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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Perfectly Lovely Santa Cruz

Horses on the Beach in Santa Cruz

Beach cabanas, horses, carriages and the beach trolley rolling down the track at the boardwalk? The author of this postcard was right, it certainly is lovely here in Santa Cruz! Will try to stop over Monday night. Am having a fine time. Tis perfectly lovely here Dasy Oakland, Cal. JUN 78 -PM1911 Boulder Creek Cal. […]

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Santa Cruz Surf - Pehea oe

Pehea ‘oe?

Many of the cards we post are difficult to read. But on this postcard sent from Santa Cruz to Honolulu in 1905 Luika’s handwriting is beautiful! “Pehea oe”? Write some day. – Aloha nui from Luika. 4.-24.-’05. Dear “Ikabella” On the surf at Sta. Cruz. wish you were here: will go to los Angeles this […]

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Santa Cruz Beach Postcard

Everything is as Usual in Santa Cruz

There is nothing quite as heartwarming as a letter written out of obligation. As these parents must have been very happy to learn, their son was doing just fine and that “Everything is as usual” in Santa Cruz. Maybe kids haven’t changed so much after all..? Watsonville Mar 21 330 PM 1942 Calif

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