Category Archives: Felton Grove History

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 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 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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1890 Flood: Felton Grove aka Camp Felton

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

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Dance Hall: 1939 Jitterbugging Outlawed!

Who was that guy who outlawed Jitterbugging in 1939 at the Felton Grove Resort Dance Hall? Here’s a photo of him in 1937. I got this from a delightful woman I recently met who is the 17 year old young … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner! Rachel Williams correctly identified Carl in this 1943 Photo

Carl’s been a part of Felton Grove history since 1958.  Ist Photo taken in 1943 at Lexington. Cute kid! Next two photos taken by Vicki and Carl, goofing around, in his home, 2012: Photo #1 Photo #2: Carl and friend … Continue reading

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1940 Flood: Which houses are these on River Rd?

These 2 photos were taken just after the 1940 (or possibly 1941) flood that flooded Felton Grove. Can you help me identify theses houses? They’d be on River Rd.  

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1800’s Felton Grove/Camp Felton: 1895 Ad + Article

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