Beauty and the Beach

Beauty and the Beach (HM16O6)

Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Santa Cruz County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.851', W 122° 1.069'

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Pageants Bring Business

The first Miss California Pageant took place at the Boardwalk in 1924, drawing huge crowds. The pageant moved to the Civic Auditorium in 1966. Santa Cruz enjoyed the economic benefits of this popular event until 1985.

Faye Lanpheir, Miss Alameda, won the first Miss California crown at the Boardwalk in 1924. When she was crowned Miss California again in 1925, Faye was criticized by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst who asked how Lanphier could be a bathing beauty if she couldn't even swim. Despite the criticism, Fay was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City that year.
HM NumberHM16O6
Placed BySanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 587432 N 4091349
Decimal Degrees36.96418333, -122.01781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.851', W 122° 1.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 51.06" N, 122° 1' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 523 Beach St, Santa Cruz CA 95060, US
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