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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


Near the flooded Pajaro River at Chittenden.


Along the Capitola line, a Santa Cruz bound Union Traction streetcar heads westward, across the Twin Lakes trestle over Schwan Lake.


A railroad accident on the South Pacific Coast Railroad's mainline crossing with the Southern Pacific Railroad a few hundred feet south of the Santa Clara depot.

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The interior of the carpenter shop in the Union Traction carbarn, located at Pacific Avenue and Sycamore Street.


Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on Mission Hill.

Views: 1771


A biplane in an unidentified field.

Views: 1661
Subject Headings and Keywords: Transportation--Aircraft, Men, Boys, Airplanes, Clothing and Dress, Hats


A biplane landing or taking off in a field.

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The interior of the powerhouse at the Union Traction carbarn, showing the motor-generator sets.


Cooper House in perspective.

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