the winner...Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, walking away
with Sal when the gavel fell at $50,000. Playland, the
Pike and Venice are long gone, but SCBB still thrives
as a California Historic Landmark and a glorious blend
of hundred-year old architecture, modern attractions and
vintage rides spanning the mile-long beach and
The park's devotion to history and tradition made it an
ideal home for Sal, reuniting her with her legion of admirers.
photos of Boardwalk rides including the Giant
Dipper coaster and the Looff Carousel. Both rides
are still in operation at the park.
right: Frolicking in the funhouse barrel Middle: Early model
Wild Mouse coaster.
left: 1911 Looff Carousel.
Middle: Giant Dipper loading station.
Bottom: Early Auto Skooter.