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A History of Montecito (1 Resource Available)
In the spring of 1769, while Spanish soldiers were busy erecting a Royal Presidio on the site of Santa Barbara, their spiritual leader, Padre Junipero Serra OFM, was scouting for a place to put his tenth…
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History Of The Santa Barbara Downtown (1 Resource Available)
Established in 1850, Santa Barbara dates as far back as California's statehood. The community began with $2,000 allocated for a street survey contracted to Salisbury Haley a surveyor and skipper of a coastal…
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Hope Ranch History (1 Resource Available)
Our area is rich in California history. First written mention of it was made in Portola's diary on April 20, 1769, as he marched across the mesa with 65 leather-jacketed soldiers.
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History Of Mission Canyon (1 Resource Available)
Ethel Barrymore, the late empress of stage and screen, once told a friend, Fortunate indeed is the person who can live in Santa Barbara, and doubly blessed if his home is located in Mission Canyon.
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Montecito History (1 Resource Available)
In the spring of 1769, while Spanish soldiers were busy erecting a Royal Presidio on the site of Santa Barbara, their spiritual leader, Padre Junipero Serra OFM, was scouting for a place to put his tenth…
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History Of Samarkland (1 Resource Available)
Samarkand meant "the land of heart's desire" in the archaic Persian tongue. It identified the fabulous Asian city where a Mythical Queen Scheherazade spent her 1001 Arabian nights. In Santa Barbara, the…
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History Of San Marcos Pass (1 Resource Available)
For many years, an Indian trading path crossed the Santa Ynez Mountains, which we know today as San Marcos Pass. It crests at 2,225 feet above sea level. Its name memorializes Fr. Marcos Amestoy, the monk,…
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History Of San Roque (1 Resource Available)
Few residential neighborhoods of Santa Barbara can boast the rich historical background of the San Roque and Rutherford Park areas. Ten thousand years ago the area bounded by Ontare Road, Foothill Road,…
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History Of The Santa Barbara Waterfront (1 Resource Available)
In the spring of 1769, while Spanish soldiers were busy erecting a Royal Presidio on the site of Santa Barbara, their spiritual leader, Padre Junipero Serra OFM, was scouting for a place to put his tenth…
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History Of The Santa Barbara Eastside (1 Resource Available)
In the days when Santa Barbara was just beginning to expand across the plain bracketed by the Mesa and the Riviera, there was no "Eastside" or "Westside."
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History Of The Riviera (1 Resource Available)
Bridging the two mile span which separates Mission and Sycamore Canyons, the sylvan uplift which the padres knew as the "mission ridge" has for the past 65 years been known as "the Riviera" due to its…
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History Of The Santa Barbara Westside (1 Resource Available)
The "Westside Story" of Santa Barbara is laid in our city's first suburb to be initiated by Anglos rather than Hispanics; the Spanish genesis of the city was located on the Eastside.
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015