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March 15, 2018

About the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, located in Santa Cruz, California. A little-known fact about the boardwalk is that because it was founded in 1907, that makes it the oldest surviving amusement park in California. Around the end of the 19th century, Frank W. Swanton – who was considered one of the best entrepreneurs of his time – came up with an idea for the public: he began his project by creating plans for a boardwalk and a casino that he would then consider “the Coney Islan...