This scrapbook contains newspaper
articles, menus, artwork and photographs documenting the Sticky Wicket café in Aptos,
The Sticky Wicket café was first opened on Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz on May 6, 1959 by
Victor and Sidney Jackson Jowers. For the first couple of years it existed as the only
bohemian coffee house in town. But due to location restrictions, the Jowers moved the Sticky
Wicket to Mar Vista Drive, Aptos in 1961 where the café thrived. They established the coffee
house as a place to have a cup of coffee, eat "exotic" foods, play a game of chess, and
listen to nightly folk music. They added frequently changing art shows, free Thursday
evening chamber music concerts and eventually a summer program of light opera at the New Vic
2 Linear Feet
2 document boxes, 1 oversize flat
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