What says summer like a carousel on the boardwalk? Full story.
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A girl rides the Looff Carousel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Calif., June 29. The carousel made its debut in August 1911, built by Charles I.D. Looff, a master woodcarver from Denmark. Looff had already made his name with his first complete carousel placed at Coney Island in New York. Back then, rides cost a nickel. Today, the carousel, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark, costs $3.00 a spin.