The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Historical

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Historical (HM1WJR)

Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Santa Cruz County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.849', W 122° 1.174'

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1907 - 2007

Towards the end of the 19th Century Fred W. Swanton, considered one of the greatest promoters and entrepreneurs of his time, laid plans for a casino and boardwalk - a "Coney Island of the West." The casino opened in 1904 but survived only 22 months; on June 22, 1906, the uninsured building was completely destroyed by fire.

Legend has it that Swanton was lining up financing and ordering materials to rebuild even before the last wisps of smoke disappeared. By Summer's end, famed architect William Weeks was drawing up plans, and on June 15, 1907, less than one year after the devastating fire, the new boardwalk and casino opened.

100 years later, the boardwalk is California's oldest continuously operated seaside amusement park.

The famed park has provided generations of visitors a unique setting upon which to build millions of memories with their families and friends.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByEl Viceroy Marques de Branciforte 1797 E Clampus Vitus Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 587277 N 4091344
Decimal Degrees36.96415000, -122.01956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.849', W 122° 1.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 50.94" N, 122° 1' 10.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)408, 831, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz CA 95060, US
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