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Although the Boardwalk was the primary commercial endeavor to capitalize on tourism at the beach, no history of Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

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Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in November of 1923. When he was two years old his family ... [Read more]

History records that surfboard riding first began in the Hawaiian Islands hundreds of years ago. It took until the late ... [Read more]

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In the 1890s, the castle-like Sea Beach Hotel was listed among the state's top seven coastal resorts, in a sprawling style of Victorian construction called ''rambles.'' These included the ''Piedmont'', ''Cliff House'', ''10 Capitola'', ''Del Monte'', ''Manhattan Beach'' and ''Coronado.'' The Sea Beach gardens were an equal landmark to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Sea Beach Hotel and Its Gardens were Equal Landmarks by Ross Eric Gibson