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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


Boy Scouts next to a monument.

Views: 2182


Group of people in a motorboat.


View of ocean waves along West Cliff Drive between the Santa Cruz wharf and Lighthouse Point, showing a portion of the Phelan estate.


View of the beach, waves and cliffs near 17th Avenue.


Salvaging the wreck of the small coastal freighter La Feliz.


View of rock through natural stone arch at what is now Natural Bridges State Park.

Views: 1668
Subject Headings and Keywords: Nature--Rock Arches, Natural Bridges, Parks


An unidentified man standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

Views: 1619


View of the beach and the foot of Cowell's wharf, which collapsed in a storm in 1907.

Views: 1238
Subject Headings and Keywords: Wharves and Harbors--Other Wharves, etc., Piers, Beaches


Fishing activity on the Municipal Wharf.

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