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History of Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

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The Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sailed through the channel between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands in December of 1602 on St. Barbara’s feast day, December 4th, hence the name.

First permanent Europeans showed up on this area in 1782.

In 1850, after American-Mexican War the city officially became US territory.

Santa Barbara experienced an intense population growth: during the Gold Rush times in the mid-19th century, after the WWII and during the oil boom in the 1950-1960s.

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  • 1854 - Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, a county in the S. W. part of California, has an area estimated at above 3000 square miles. It is bounded on the W. and S. by the Pacif...Read MORE...


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

    WeatherForYou.com
    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 on her arrival home to stick it into the ground to...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 win...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

  • 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 park has shared use with Santa Barbara City... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1895 - Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, a post-town, seaport, and capital of Santa Barbara co., Cal., is on the Pacific Ocean, about miles W.N.W. of Los Angeles. Two daily and...Read MORE...


  • 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 South...Read MORE...


  • 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 Pacific Railroad, who intended to develop the land.... Read MORE...

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  • 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 EDI...Read MORE...


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

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    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.

    "It all began in 1915 when Dr. Prynce Hopkins, who had been a headmaster at an all boys school in Mission Canyon, bought 32 + acres to build a second... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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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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 park has shared use with Santa Barbara City... Read MORE...

Postcard

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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 Pacific Railroad, who intended to develop the land.... Read MORE...

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Hotel Arlington
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Santa Barbara, California, USA
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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 Mission Canyon, bought 32 + acres to build a second... Read MORE...

Postcard

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  • 1854 - Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, a county in the S. W. part of California, has an area estimated at above 3000 square miles. It is bounded on the W. and S. by the... Read MORE...

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

    WeatherForYou.com
    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 on her arrival home to stick it into the ground... 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... 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
  • 1895 - Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, a post-town, seaport, and capital of Santa Barbara co., Cal., is on the Pacific Ocean, about miles W.N.W. of Los Angeles. Two daily... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... Read MORE...

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

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

    historyorb.com
  • 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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