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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.

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Santa Cruz City Fire Station No. 1 on Center Street, during the 1955 flood.


The Santa Cruz Hook and Ladder Company, a volunteer fire department for the City of Santa Cruz in the 19th century.


The Soquel Avenue Bridge collapsed in the flood of 1982.


The Boulder Creek volunteer fire department posing in front of the fire station.


The 1925 Segrave fire engine.

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Charles Sanborn, the driver of the City of Santa Cruz's fire wagon, was the first paid fire fighter in the city.


A hose wagon in front of the Santa Cruz City fire station on Church Street.


The aftermath of the May 1899 fire.


The Studebaker Hose Wagon belonging to the Santa Cruz City Fire Department on front of the fire station on Church Street.

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