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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Capitola, California
Location of Capitola, California
▶ Santa Cruz County (107) ▶ Monterey County (223) ▶ San Benito County (46) ▶ San Mateo County (131) ▶ Santa Clara County (412)
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|California’s first seaside resort community was established here in 1869 by Mr. F. A. Hihn. The grand opening was held on July 4, 1874, for the 15 acre resort, located in the present Village and Depot Hill areas. The Superintendent’s Office, built . . . — — Map (db m2351) HM|
|The riches of river and sea have attracted people to this area for hundreds of years. The Soquel Ohlone Indians once hunted and gathered in nearby valleys and along the shore, Later Chinese and Italian fishermen harvested the bay’s fish and . . . — — Map (db m63623) HM|
|During the 1870's and 1880's, a small village constructed of scrap lumber and driftwood was erected at the base of these cliffs. Known as China Beach, or China Cove, it was established by Chinese fishermen who set their nets by boat and then hauled . . . — — Map (db m19881) HM|
|The early land surrounding Capitola first saw sea side lagoons and meadows of colorful wild flowers, eucalyptus trees and butterflies with Ohlone Indians fishing in Soquel Creek to glowing barely fields and a potato warehouse in 1850.
The Historic . . . — — Map (db m147263) HM|
|First California Condominium Sea Side Resort
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
By the Department of Parks and Recreation
1924 — — Map (db m63709) HM|