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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


Parade up Mission Hill.


Henry Cowell Lime and Cement Company ox teams hauling rocks [limestone? bituminous rock?] from the Cowell Ranch quarry.


Grovers Mill.

Views: 1911
Subject Headings and Keywords: Industries--Lumber, Men, Hats, Clothing and Dress


An unidentified parade (military? Liberty Loan?) along Pacific Avenue.


National Guard encampment in former circus grounds, now the location of Harvey West Park.

Views: 1476
Subject Headings and Keywords: Military--Other Military Subjects, Tents


Three 25-passenger Mack buses belonging to the Union Traction Company.

Views: 1083
Subject Headings and Keywords: Transportation--Buses


Dancers and musicians posing in one of the courtyards of the Casa del Rey Apartments (later called La Bahia Motel), located on Beach Street.


Floats, marching bands, and groups in a parade along Pacific Avenue, just passing the County Bank building.


Santa Cruz City Municipal Wharf, built in 1914, is to the left with the older railroad wharf to the right.

Views: 1861
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