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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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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of the first westerns to portray cowboys as good-hearted, chivalrous pioneers.

Movies were only a penny arcade novelty in April 1896 when Thomas Edison debuted his projected "filmstrip" motion pictures ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hollywood Came to Santa Cruz: Huge Redwoods Seen as Western Backdrops by Ross Eric Gibson