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The Santa Cruz Seaside Company

 
 
The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
1. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker
Photo Captions, clockwise from the top left:
Postcard showing the Casino’s bandstand in 1911; Leo the Paper Eater (retired); Postcard of the new Casino circa 1907; Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Employees.
Inscription.  When the “new” Casino was built in 1907, the Boardwalk was owned by the Santa Cruz Beach Company. Local businesses experienced an economic downturn from 1912-1914, and the Beach Company went bankrupt. In 1915 the Santa Cruz Seaside Company was formed “to furnish entertainment and amusement for individuals and the public.”

100 years later, while times, attitudes, and tastes have changed, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk remains in harmony with the passage of time. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company is still meeting its goals by entertaining nearly 3 million visitors a year.

Celebrate with Us!
As you walk through the park, watch for historical panels like this highlighting the history of the Boardwalk’s first 100 years. Generations of visitors like you have walked along the Boardwalk and enjoyed all the park has to offer.

We invite you and your family to join us in celebrating our history by honoring the past and imagining the future. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company is keenly focused on environmental stewardship, including company-wide recycling efforts and the use of a water saving/reclamation
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system. In addition of many local and regional recycling awards, we received the 1995 State Ecotourism Award and have been honored for eleven consecutive years by the California Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP).
 
Erected by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 36° 57.855′ N, 122° 1.132′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Beach Street. This marker is locate near entrance #2 to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Love Story (a few steps from this marker); Daredevils (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plunge (within shouting distance of this marker); A History of Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Before the Boardwalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Beauty and the Beach (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burgers at the Beach (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Regarding The Santa Cruz Seaside Company.
The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
2. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker
The marker is on the wall to the right.
This marker is located on the grounds of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
 
Also see . . .  California’s Original Beach Party - Entertaining Visitors for Over A Century. "As the only remaining major seaside amusement park on the West Coast, the Boardwalk offers a unique combination of classic and modern rides, a sandy mile-long beach, and a variety of attractions. California’s other seaside amusement parks such as Whitney’s Playland in San Francisco and the Pike in Long Beach closed many years ago due to pressure from real estate developers." (Submitted on January 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Amusement Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2013, by D Howitt of Bergen County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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