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Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Where is Santa Barbara, California, USA? 

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA

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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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... Read MORE...
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... Read MORE...
Santa Barbara, California, USA - Hotel Arlington
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Hotel Arlington
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... Read MORE...


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

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June 17, 1859
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 ...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...Read MORE...

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
1906
Santa Barbara, a city, subport of entry, and capital of Santa Barbara co., Cal., on the Pacific...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...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.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Church
flag  Henry C. CHURCH (9 April 1890, Santa Barbara, California, USA - 23 November 1912, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Cline
flag  Walter CLINE (June 1874, Santa Barbara, California, USA - 16 April 1910, Prescott, Arizona, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Hilton
flag  Leona Mae HILTON (7 April 1889, Hallowell, Maine, USA - 16 March 1973, Santa Barbara, California, USA) gravestone

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

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Cemeteries in Santa Barbara, California, USA

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