From the Pleasure Pier, looking towards the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

From the Pleasure Pier, looking towards the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. To the far right is the roller-coaster called the Santa Cruz Scenic Railway. There have been three roller-coasters on the beach. The first one was constructed in 1884, with a high point of 24 feet. In June 1908, L.A. Thompson's Scenic Railway opened. With a length of 1,050 feet, it was the longest in the United States. The Giant Dipper, constructed by Arthur Looff, replaced it in 1924. The Giant Dipper has a height of 70 feet.

Source of information: Sign in photograph

Chase p. 35

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk website
Date: Between 1908 and 1924
Type: PHOTO
Coverage:
  • Santa Cruz (City)
  • 1910s
  • 1920s
Rights: This photograph/postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-0182

Citation

“From the Pleasure Pier, looking towards the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.” Between 1908 and 1924. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/9446. Accessed 6 June 2020.