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

The Santa Cruz Seaside Company

 
 
The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker image. Click for full size.
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 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
The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 8, 2013
2. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company Marker
The marker is on the wall to the right.
Reduction Award Program (WRAP).
 
Erected by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is locate near entrance #2 to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 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. A Love Story (a few steps from this marker); The Plunge (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); a different marker also named Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (about 400 feet away); The Cocoanut Grove (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Regarding The Santa Cruz Seaside Company. 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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Amusement Park
 
Categories. Environment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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