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February 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than two years after an earthquake devastated downtown Santa Cruz, a state commission dealt an aftershock to the district's historical status. The State Historical Resources Commission on Friday recommended that Santa Cruz's landmark Pacific Garden Mall lose its place on the prestigious National Registry of Historic Places. Commission members said they had little choice because the district is too decimated to qualify for the list.
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July 24, 1997 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ask Ollie Tyra, 85, what sets her apart in this sleepy town on the Central Coast, she will tell you with tears that she is Andy's widow, with pride that she's her church's premier "prayer warrior." Then, with a laugh, she will tell you the real reason the big shots down at the boardwalk invite her to lunch on a regular basis: Ollie Verne Olds Tyra is the last known living human to have ridden the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster the day it was unveiled in 1924.
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July 24, 1997 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ask Ollie Tyra, 85, what sets her apart in this sleepy town on the Central Coast, she will tell you with tears that she is Andy's widow, with pride that she's her church's premier "prayer warrior." Then, with a laugh, she will tell you the real reason the big shots down at the boardwalk invite her to lunch on a regular basis: Ollie Verne Olds Tyra is the last known living human to have ridden the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster the day it was unveiled in 1924.
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February 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than two years after an earthquake devastated downtown Santa Cruz, a state commission dealt an aftershock to the district's historical status. The State Historical Resources Commission on Friday recommended that Santa Cruz's landmark Pacific Garden Mall lose its place on the prestigious National Registry of Historic Places. Commission members said they had little choice because the district is too decimated to qualify for the list.
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