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Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Barbara Mission Early Water Supply

Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Mission Water Supply Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
1. Mission Water Supply Marker
Inscription.  
The original water supply for the Santa Barbara Mission is an outstanding example of an early water system in Southern California. It was constructed by the Native Americans under the direction of the Franciscan Padres.

Constructed in 1807.
Originally designated 1976.
Plaque placed 2001.
 
Erected 2001 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHispanic AmericansNative AmericansNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 34° 26.391′ N, 119° 42.733′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from East Los Olivos Street north of Alameda Padre Serra, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 East Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission Historical Park (here, next to this marker); Juana Maria
Mission Water Supply Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
2. Mission Water Supply Marker
The nearby Mission Historical Park marker is at left.
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Jose Francisco De Ortega (about 700 feet away); Moorish Fountain and Indian Community Laundry (about 800 feet away); Santa Barbara Mission Lavanderia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 1.1 miles away); President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Ruling Sovereign of Europe to Visit America (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
1827 Grist Mill ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
3. 1827 Grist Mill ruins
Upper Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
4. Upper Reservoir
Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
5. Aqueduct
Filter image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
6. Filter
Located at the north end of the park, above Mountain Drive. A settling basin inside removed sediment from the water.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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