Before the Boardwalk

Before the Boardwalk (HM16NQ)

Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Santa Cruz County
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N 36° 57.832', W 122° 1.167'

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The Santa Cruz Beach was changed forever in 1904 when promoter and entrepreneur Fred Swanton hosted the grand opening of the Neptune Casino, a Moorish-style wonder and wedding cake of a building. The Casino was destroyed by fire in June of 1906. Almost before the smoke had cleared, Swanton, was making plans for building a new Casino.

The popularity of beaches grew in the late 1800's as people came to believe that "taking the waters" was good for their health. Bathhouses sprung up along the beach in Santa Cruz, giving visitors a place to safeguard their modesty when changing into bathing clothes before entering the water.
HM NumberHM16NQ
Placed BySanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 587287 N 4091313
Decimal Degrees36.96386667, -122.01945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.832', W 122° 1.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 49.92" N, 122° 1' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz CA 95060, US
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