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Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 
 
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker
Inscription.  A local landmark since 1907, this boardwalk was one of the first amusement parks in California. It is now the only oceanside amusement park operating on the west coast. The Boardwalk is the site of two rare attractions, the 1911 Carousel and the 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster. Both were manufactured by members of the Looff family, some of the nation’s earliest and most prominent makers of amusement rides.
 
Erected 1990 by State Department of Parks & Recreation in cooperation with the Santa Cruz Seaside Company. (Marker Number 983.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 36° 57.86′ N, 122° 1.06′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Street and Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Beach Street. Marker is on a concrete pedestal at Boardwalk entrance next to
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
2. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker
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Looff Carousel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Beach Strreet, 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. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Boards (a few steps from this marker); Burgers at the Beach (a few steps from this marker); Magical Merry-go-round (a few steps from this marker); Beauty and the Beach (a few steps from this marker); Fickle Fashion (within shouting distance of this marker); A Love Story (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Santa Cruz Seaside Company (about 400 feet away); Daredevils (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Additional keywords. “Big Dipper” Rollercoaster, Cocoanut Grove
 
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
3. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marker
The marker is to the right of the ticket booth, at the base of the palm trees.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
4. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,859 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2014, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. Photos:   1. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022