Felton History: Map ca. 1930’s Felton

After an article came out in the Press Banner about my listing and selling the old Felton Grove Dance Hall, I got a call from local resident Fred Latta who put me in touch with a wonderful 93 year old woman named Thelma who was a Felton resident from her birth in 1921 until she moved to Santa Cruz and married in 1940. I interviewed her May 14, 2014 and will be posting many of her wonderful photos and stories over time. Special thanks to Ronnie Trubek who helped me scan the photos (I’m still recovering from a broken collarbone.) Here’s Thelma’s hand drawn map of Felton, circa 1930’s. Did anyone else know there was a tennis court next to the old Community Hall?

Thelma (De Wald) Dalman's hand drawn map of Felton, circa 1920's/30's. Courtesy of Thelma Dalman.

Thelma (De Wald) Dalman’s hand drawn map of Felton, circa 1920’s/30’s. Courtesy of Thelma Dalman.


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12 Responses to Felton History: Map ca. 1930’s Felton

  1. Joanne Lunardi says:

    How cool is that! Looking forward to more pictures! & hi Vickie…. Joanne


  2. vickiwees says:

    Hi Joanne! Funny, I was just thinking about you and that day we met and my “ride” on your horse. It was so great to be involved in the headstone story, meet you and see your cool house. Hope all’s well with you and your family 🙂 Keep watching for more great photos. Glad you liked the map!


  3. I am enjoying all the history of the San Lorenzo Valley. Ben Lomond was my home for 19 years. Hope your collar bone is healing well.


  4. vickiwees says:

    Hi Shirley, How nice to hear from you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog 🙂 In case you didn’t know, I have another blog: santacruzblogazine.com. It has a Ben Lomond category. Just click on any headline in that category and you’ll see the whole post. I’m sorely in need of more, so if you have anything you’d care to donate, I’d love to post it.


  5. Bobbie ( Jeanotte) Roberson says:

    Yes I knew there was a tennis court , it was between the Felton Grammer School and the Community hall. I attended the school from 1939 and I graduated from the 8th. grade in 1947. That was the last year the school was open .


    • vickiwees says:

      Hi Bobbie, Thanks for your comment! How cool that you went to Felton Grammar school from 1939-1947. I have photos of students of the school from 1929, 1930, and I think 1935 and 1937. I’ll start posting them soon. Would you by any chance have a photo from any of the years you attended? I’ll try and post the 1937 photo today or tomorrow. If you happen to recognize any of the kids, would you help me identify them? Thanks again for your post. I know I’ve seen your maiden name in many other places. I believe your family was in/around Felton for many years?


      • Randall Brown says:

        Hi Vicki
        A bit of local sports trivia–one of the most famous tennis players of the 1920s and 30s, Helen Wills Moody, played on the Felton court while visiting friends in Felton Acres.


      • vickiwees says:

        Wow, thanks for the great tidbit of Felton history, Randy. You’ve provided so much for my blogs. I’m very grateful.


  6. Bobbie Jeanotte Roberson says:

    Yes Vicki my family moved there in the early 30’s .My parents have 6 kids that all went to the Felton School lAS teenagers We girls spent many a happy time at Felton Grove. ANd yes I have a photo taken at the school in 1946.. I will try and get some-one to post it for me. ( I don;t know how).


  7. Bobbie Jeanotte Roberson says:

    If I recognize any one in the old pictures I will tell you. I know all the Mancebo boys went there starting in the 30’s .The Jeanotte family and the Mancebo Family were next door neighbores for many years. And are still friends. They had 5 boys and we had 5 girls. SO we helped to populate the town.

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    • vickiwees says:

      Wow! Thanks so much for all your comments, Bobbie Jeanotte Roberson. You lived the history I’m trying to document and save for future generations. I’m so glad you’re a part of it and willing to help 🙂


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