Year of 1938 (I was 11 years old)

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What was happening in 1939 ---->

Small houses along the ocean in Capitola. Soquel Creek in Santa Cruz. Rollercoaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Aerial view of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Cabins on the beach in Capitola, CA
We stayed in one of these back in 1938.

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Compared to the Pike at Long Beach, the Boardwalk at Santa Cruz was a much smaller scale experience (but still a lot of fun for a bunch of kids).

The Rollercoaster at the Boardwalk
The rollercoster and the penny arcade in the coconut grove were the best things there.

A Bridge over Soquel Creek
Dad rented a small boat and took us all on a "cruise" up stream.

The Boardwalk

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Intertidal Invertebrates
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Fishing Baja 2000
Fishing the Sea of Cortez off Cerralvo Island

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U.S. Civil War - 1862
Jessup Pollard, 28th Reg. Massachusetts

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Photo of Anstey's Cove

Anstey's Cove in 1937
Holiday to Torquay.

Other Memoirs from the 1930s - Hugh Flemming - Weston, UK

HMS Furious

H.M.S. Furious at Navy Week
Plymouth, 1937

Bristolian train

The Bristolian - Earle of the Powis Number 5056
Bristol to London, 1938


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