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The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895
The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895. The citizens of Santa Cruz raised funds for the Carnival and financier J. Philip Smith made up any shortfall. Mr. Philip's step-daughter, Anita Gonzales, was the Queen of the Carnival. Queen Anita's barge and gondolas are coming up the San Lorenzo River, which was dammed to create a lake for the event.
Source of information: Koch p.195
Santa Cruz County p. 40
Date Created and/or Issued
June 1895
Publication Information
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Contributing Institution
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Collection
Photo Collection
Rights Information
This photograph/postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.
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Description
The first Venetian Water Carnival, 1895. The citizens of Santa Cruz raised funds for the Carnival and financier J. Philip Smith made up any shortfall. Mr. Philip's step-daughter, Anita Gonzales, was the Queen of the Carnival. Queen Anita's barge and gondolas are coming up the San Lorenzo River, which was dammed to create a lake for the event.
Source of information: Koch p.195
Santa Cruz County p. 40
Type
image
Format
Image
Identifier
LH-0158
https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/9423
Language
English
Subject
San Lorenzo River
Pageants
Water Carnival
Time Period
1890s
Place
Santa Cruz (City)
Relation
The Santa Cruz Venetian Carnival
Water Carnival was Social Event of the Season in 1890s

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