The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895

The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895. The citizens of Santa Cruz raised funds for the Carnival and financier J. Philip Smith made up any shortfall. Mr. Philip's step-daughter, Anita Gonzales, was the Queen of the Carnival. Queen Anita's barge and gondolas are coming up the San Lorenzo River, which was dammed to create a lake for the event.

Source of information: Koch p.195

Santa Cruz County p. 40
Date: June 1895
Type: PHOTO
Coverage:
  • Santa Cruz (City)
  • 1890s
Rights: This photograph/postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-0158

Citation

“The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895.” June 1895. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/9423. Accessed 22 July 2019.