Memory Monday slides redux, Week 15

Mom, Dad, & Wendy, Santa Cruz, 1956

This week, I’ve got a road trip for you, up the coast of California and into the beautiful Redwoods. These slides are all from 1956, and we start off in Santa Cruz, about 75 miles south of San Francisco. I’ve never been to Santa Cruz, and I’m sure the city has changed a lot over the years — but after looking at Google Maps I’m pretty confident the photo above was shot along East Cliff Drive between the Cliff House and Cliff Drive Vista Point, looking north toward the boardwalk.

Coastline north of San Rafael, 1956

Fort Ross, 1956

Chandelier Tree, 1956

Tree House, 1956

Redwood Highway near Garberville, Humboldt County

I previously wrote a little about the Chandelier Tree in Memory Monday Week 10, and about the Log House in Week 9; both are found along Highway 101, in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Both are apparently still open for business as tourist attractions. The Tree House (with my sister standing in front of it, above), is another Mendocino County redwood attraction that’s still going after all these years.

Near Garberville, 1956

I can’t say exactly where the above picture was taken; my guess is that it may show the old Sprowl Creek Road bridge, on the Eel River, in Humboldt County; the bridge was replaced in 1982.

Next week, I’ll continue the northward course of this 1956 road trip!

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