ⓘ Capitola, California

Capitola, California

ⓘ Capitola, California

The original settlement now known as Capitola grew out of what was then called Soquel Landing. Soquel Landing got its name from a wharf located at the mouth of Soquel Creek. This wharf, which dates back to the 1850s, served as an outlet for the produce and lumber grown in the interior. In 1865, Captain John Pope Davenport, a whaleman at Monterey, moved his operations to be near the wharf. Unable to capture any whales, he moved his operations the following year to Point Año Nuevo.

In 1869 Frederick A. Hihn, who owned the property in the vicinity of the Wharf, decided to develop it as a resort. At first he rented a space in L. Kingdom hall and the area became known as camp Capitola. Most authorities believe that it was a Hihn who chose the name of Capitola, but they are not sure why he did it. Several possibilities have been stated, that it was named for the heroine of the hidden hand, a novel by the popular author E. D. E. N. South-Western, caressed halls daughter Lulu. Capitola is known as the oldest seaside resort on the West coast.

Capitola is a popular tourist town because of its trendy shops and restaurants on the shore directly connecting to a fishing Wharf and a sandy beach.

Capitola lies West of the census-designated area of Aptos and East of the census-designated place of live oak.

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