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Whiting’s Games

 
 
Whiting’s Games Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
1. Whiting’s Games Marker
Photo Captions:
The Edward Whiting Family (left); In 1946 Ross Whiting began running the Boardwalk shooting galleries (right).
Inscription. The Ross Whiting family has been part of Boardwalk history since 1927. As superintendent, Joseph “Ross" Whiting was responsible for the first widening and paving of the Boardwalk. After leaving the Seaside Company in 1946, Ross and his family went on to own and operate game concessions in the park. Today his son Ed and his family run some of the most popular games on the Boardwalk.
 
Erected by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
 
Location. 36° 57.87′ N, 122° 0.935′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Beach Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giant Dipper (within shouting distance of this marker); ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Boardwalk Goes Hollywood (within shouting distance of this marker); Fun, Fads, and Food (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fickle Fashion (about 500 feet away); Magical Merry-go-round
Whiting’s Games Marker and Ticket Booth image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
2. Whiting’s Games Marker and Ticket Booth
(about 600 feet away); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Boards (about 600 feet away); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Whiting’s Games Concessions Stands image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
3. Whiting’s Games Concessions Stands
The track of the Big Dipper Roller Coaster is seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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