Author Archives: Bruce

June 20 – 26, 2017

PACIFIC AND LINCOLN STREETS 1953.  You can tell by the former Bank of America now the New Leaf Market, a wholly owned subsidiary of  New Seasons Market chain. More about New Seasons Markets from their website… “New Seasons Market is … Continue reading

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June 13 – 19, 2017

                                                  DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ, Pacific and Cooper Streets April 14, 1894. A huge fire broke out on Pacific and because we had so many wooden buildings it was a catastrophe.  Smart City officials started a fire department that same year … Continue reading

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June 6 – 12, 2017

ORIGINAL SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL 1895-1913.  This was our first high school. It had about 200 students when it opened. That’s architect William Weeks house on the Left. It was later moved to California Street . Our present high school … Continue reading

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May 29 – June 4, 2017

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT VISITS SANTA CRUZ. April 26, 1962.  Now there was a genuine “First Lady”. That’s Santa Cruz mayor Bert Snyder she’s shaking hands with. Erva Bowen is to Eleanor’s right. She was an early activist here and president of … Continue reading

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May 22 – 28, 2017

WALT DISNEY VISITING THE BOARDWALK IN 1962.  Yes, that’s Uncle Walt himself taking a puff while he’s visiting and checking the Boardwalk’s latest rides especially the rail car ride to see what’ll work in Anaheim. Walt was a chain smoker, … Continue reading

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May 15 – 21, 2017

WEST CLIFF DRIVE CIRCA 1960. That’s Bay Street on the far right heading on to West Cliff Drive and Cowell Street way off to the left. This is of course the site of the Dream Inn and The Sea and … Continue reading

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May 8 – 14, 2017

PACIFIC AVENUE AND COOPER STREETS Oct. 16, 1900. If you squint you can see the early offices of The Sentinel Printing Company on the left. You can also see the parade is going north and south at the same time. … Continue reading

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May 1 – 7, 2017

CABRILLO COMMUNITY CAMPUS 1967. Remember these good old days when the entire community was so proud of Cabrillo College? Remember when the teachers were so active and sincere and involved? What ever happened to the mutual pride we had for … Continue reading

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April 25 – May 1, 2017

PRE-DRONE PHOTO OF SANTA’S VILLAGE May 29,1957. Wikipedia says…. “In 1956 the Lawridge dairy farm, alongside Highway 17 in Scotts Valley, was leased to southern California developer Glenn Holland. He had already developed Santa’s Village in 1955, in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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April 19 – 25, 2017

DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1884. This lovely Swanton House stood at 850 Front Street. It was destroyed by on May 30 1887 May 30. It was built over the Bonner stables and stood right where the post office is today. Built … Continue reading

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