Warm sand and cool surf. The sweet
scent of cotton candy and the thrill of your first roller coaster
ride. These are the kinds of memories the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
has inspired over its first hundred years as one of America's oldest
and most beloved seaside amusement parks.
Colourfully illustrated with archival
images of famous attractions, unforgettable performances, and
vintage memorabilia, THE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK tells the
vibrant history behind this premier California tourist destination.
Born in 1907 out of beachfront bathhouses and the ashes of Santa
Cruz's first Casino, this "Coney Island of the West" is home to
National Historic Landmarks like the enchanting Looff Carousel and
the classic Giant Dipper roller coaster, as well as dozens of other
rides, games, shops, and venues, including the historic Cocoanut
Grove, the award-winning Casino Arcade, and Neptune's Kingdom. The
origins of these Boardwalk treasures are detailed here, along with
profiles of famous personalities and loyal concessionaires who have
put a friendly face on the Boardwalk for more than a century.
A dazzling pageant of Americana,
pop culture, and amusement park history in the making, this
delightful tribute to the Boardwalk will rekindle recollections of
sea breezes and saltwater taffy for years to come.
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