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

Far Western Tavern

 
 
Far Western Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
1. Far Western Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1912 by Ercolina Forni and Bergam Carenini. First known as Palace Hotel. Sold in 1944 to Elvezia and Angelo Ferrari. In 1958 purchased by Rosalie and Clarence Minetti with Betty Jean and Richard Maretti. This tavern has become renowned as The Home of The Famous Bulls Eye Steak.
 
Erected 1986 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter No. 2.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 34° 58.224′ N, 120° 34.393′ W. Marker is in Guadalupe, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of Guadalupe Street (State Highway 1) and 9th Street, on the left when traveling north on Guadalupe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 899 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe CA 93434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rancho Nipomo (approx. 7.1 miles away); Site of the Pacific Coast Railway Depot (approx. 7.4 miles away); Veterans' Memorial Cultural Center and Park (approx. 7.7 miles away); IOOF Temple (approx. 7.8 miles
Far Western Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
2. Far Western Tavern and Marker
The marker is located just to the left of the dining room entrance.
away); Santa Maria's Oldest Building (approx. 7.8 miles away); Historical Site of the First Masonic Temple in the County of Santa Barbara (approx. 7.9 miles away); In Memory of William Alvin Newton (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Former Far Western Tavern building to be placed on state register of historic places". KSBY News article, November 11, 2019:
"The California State Historical Resources Commission has voted to place the former Far Western Tavern building in Guadalupe on the California Register of Historic Resources....The building is currently owned by the Dunes Center, which it received as a gift from the Minetti family....The Dunes Center is currently working to transform the building into a natural history museum. Plans reportedly include a classroom and exhibits about the building's history, local agricultural families, indigenous peoples, and artifacts from the production of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments," which was filmed in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in the 1920s." (Submitted on December 1, 2020.) 
 
<i>Where the pavement ends and the West begins</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
3. Where the pavement ends and the West begins
Mural on the south side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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