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Felton Baseball: Felton Woodpeckers (6 photo series)

Felton Woodpeckers baseball team ca. 1899, old Felton Ball Park (now Felton Bible Church) and significant old Redwood tree that is part of Felton Grove/Felton history since the 1800’s. Last 2 photos of team circa 1908. George Ley, manager.

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Felton Grove Auto Camp: Train Service on Grounds

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Felton Grove History: 1962 – A Church is Built (3 photos)

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Felton Grove History: Bob Wright’s Story

With the current Facebook conversations on the Felton Grove Neighborhood News about the swimming hole, I thought this might be of interest. Patsy Wright, Bob Wright’s widow, drew this sketch of Felton Grove Resort circa 1940’s. She also gave me … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Resort: 1937 New Resort Opens

Previously called Felton Grove Auto Camp, the name changes in 1937 to Felton Grove Resort after over $20,000 in improvements: Ad In Santa Cruz Evening News, May, 1937: 1937 Postcard, photo of entrance to the new Felton Grove Resort:  

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Felton Grove Auto Camp: 1920’s

Anyone catch the typo in the article above?

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1982 Flood: Felton Grove – “Soggy Survivors”

Janet Tipper, a reader of one of my other blogs, http://santacruzblogazine.com/ comments:

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Floods: Since 1791 – San Lorenzo River (4 pages)

This is a fascinating history of San Lorenzo River flooding, including Felton Grove and surrounding areas. Courtesy of MAH (Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History:

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Felton Grove History: 1880 Camping + 1892 Photo

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Felton Grove Resort: 1939

Felton Grove Resort ad – S.C Sentinel, July 15, 1939:

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Felton Grove Auto Camp: “Opening Soon” 1922 Article

Feb. 16, 1922 Santa Cruz Evening News article announcing the opening soon of the newly named Felton Grove Auto Camp. Courtesy Randall Brown:    

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Then and Now: 541 River Rd (4 photos)

In 1998 Shawn and I lease-optioned this cabin from Frank and Ruth Summers to live in, fix up and and sell. It had been their summer home for decades. We moved in and remodeled the entire interior, but just made … Continue reading

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Then and Now: (2 photos) Circle Dr.

I first moved to Felton Grove in 1979. My then husband, 2 kids and I rented 535 River Rd. The idea was to save money to buy our first house. I’d been a Realtor for a year. We separated and … Continue reading

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1890 Flood: Felton Grove aka Camp Felton

Flood of 1890 Newspaper archive re: big flood of Jan. 1890.

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Home For Sale: 150 Park Ave, Felton $599,000

FOR SALE NOW! Check out the area at FeltonGrove.com. Lovely 2+ BR on 1/4 acre flat, sunny lot. Many recent upgrades with quality materials. Approx. 1100 sq. ft. Home was elevated above flood level so has massive garage/shop/storage space below. … Continue reading

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