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From the Pleasure Pier, looking towards the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. To the far right is the roller-coaster called the Santa Cruz Scenic Railway. There have been three roller-coasters on the beach. The first one was constructed in 1884, with a high point of 24 feet. In June 1908, L.A. Thompson's Scenic Railway opened. With a length of 1,050 feet, it was the longest in the United States. The Giant Dipper, constructed by Arthur Looff, replaced it in 1924. The Giant Dipper has a height of 70 feet.

Date: Between 1908 and 1924
Place: Santa Cruz City
Sources of Information: Sign in photograph; Chase p. 35; Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk website
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Original Size: 6"x4"(?)
Medium: b&w

This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Full size: 600x368
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