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SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Photograph Collection contains more than 1000 local history photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Whenever possible, there are notes for each photograph describing the event, persons, buildings, date, and place depicted. The notes also include links to related articles on our website.

Size: 991 items


A view from Santa Cruz High School.

Views: 1592
Subject Headings and Keywords: Nature--Hills and Mountains, Roads, Electric Lines, Houses


Shipping station and receiving point for the Molino Timber Company at Molino (Junction), on a branch of the Southern Pacific.

Views: 2071


Ox teams hauling lumber.

Views: 1517


Floats on the San Lorenzo River, part of the festivities of the 1912 Santa Cruz Water Pageant.


Bay View School

Views: 1766
Subject Headings and Keywords: Education--Elementary--Other Elementary, Schools


Mission Hill Grammar School.

Views: 2141


The first Santa Cruz Carnegie Library (1904-1966), also known as the Main Library.


Sunbathers, swimmers, and children playing at the Capitola City Beach.


The Capitola railroad bridge across Soquel Creek.

Views: 1508
Subject Headings and Keywords: Bridges, Nature--Rivers and Streams--Soquel Creek, Trestles
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