Santa Barbara, California, USA - Bath House and Plaza Del Mar, Santa Barbara, Cal.
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Bath House and Plaza Del Mar, Santa Barbara, Cal.

"One of the oldest parks in the city located across from the harbor and Los Baños Pool with grassy areas, a band shell, and large shade trees The... Read MORE...

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Santa Barbara, California, USA - Hope Ranch
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Hope Ranch

"Hope Ranch is named after Irishman Thomas Hope, who purchased the land in 1861 for sheep ranching. Following his death in 1876, his heirs sold the ranch for $250,000 to the Southern... Read MORE...

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Santa Barbara, California, USA - Hotel Arlington
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Hotel Arlington
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Santa Barbara, California, USA - Samarkand Persian Hotel

The Persian themed luxury hotel was in operation from 1920 to 1940.
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Samarkand Persian Hotel

The Persian themed luxury hotel was in operation from 1920 to 1940.

"It all began in 1915 when Dr. Prynce Hopkins, who had been a headmaster at an all boys school in... Read MORE...

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Portuguese explorer João Cabrilho (Spanish: Cabrillo), sailing for the Kingdom of Spain, sailed through what is now called the Santa Barbara Channel in 1542, anchoring briefly in the area. In 1602, Spanish maritime explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno gave the name "Santa Barbara" to the channel and also to one of the Channel Islands...

The first permanent European residents were Spanish missionaries and soldiers under Felipe de Neve, who came in 1782 to build the Presidio...

The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786.wikipedia


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News  1859 - June 17 - Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara.

WeatherForYou.com
June 17, 1859
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News  1868 - Concerning a monster vine which is growing near Santa Barbara, on the southern coast of California, the story is substantially as follows:
A Spanish girl, having ridden her mule a day's journey with a grape cane for a switch, took a fancy on her arrival home to stick it into the ground to see if it would grow. It did grow, and was allowed to extend itself without pruning. A few years ago, when she had attained a green old age, and the ...Read MORE...


News  1869 - A shrewd Yankee - a Mr. Packard, of Fall River, Mass. - has shown what can be done in the way of wine and silk culture.
Some years ago he bought a ranche of two hundred acres in Santa Barbara, at a dollar an acre. He has now 50,000 vines, producing 20,000 gallons of wine; is engaged in silk culture, last year producing 200,000 cocoons, and is also cultivating the olive.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 17, 1869
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News  1886 - In Santa Barbara, Cal., they fine young men who practice on the clarionet [sic].

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 6, 1886
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1906
Santa Barbara, a city, subport of entry, and capital of Santa Barbara co., Cal., on the Pacific Ocean, about 90 mils WNW. of Los Angeles, on the Southern Pacific R. Its beautiful location and partial encirclement by hills and mountains have given to it the name of the American Mentone. Santa...Read MORE...


News  1925 - QUAKE LEVELS BIG COAST CITY. BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED IN SANTA BARBARA AND TOWN FLOODED WHEN BIG DAM AND WATER MAINS BREAK; HOTEL SPLITS AND COLLAPSES.
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN FAMOUS WINTER RESORT; LARGE BUSINESS BLOCKS DESTROYED BY TEMBLORS THAT ROCK ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; SHOCKS SWAY EDIFICES IN LOS ANGELES.

TEN MILLION LOSS.
Santa Barbara, June 29. - (AP) - Ten million dollars damage and twelve known dead and virtual destruction ...Read MORE...



1929 - January 9 - KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions

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1953 - July 24 - KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1988 - June 19 - A team of 32 divers in Santa Barbara, California, cycle underwater on a standard tricycle to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours and 20 minutes.

http://www.independentsentinel.com
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Hilton
America/USA  Leona Mae Hilton (7 April 1889, Hallowell, Maine, USA - 16 March 1973, Santa Barbara, California, USA) gravestone

Moulton
America/USA  Edwin Elkanah Moulton (6 December 1901, Grass Range, Montana, USA - 26 April 1970, Santa Barbara, California, USA)
America/USA  Ruth Moulton (12 June 1908, Alton, Illinois, USA - 30 May 2006, Santa Barbara, California, USA) gravestone
 


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