Near Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cold Spring Tavern
In those days sturdy stagecoaches known as "mudwagons" traveled the rugged San Marcos Pass. It was here horses were changed and passengers rested and enjoyed the noon-day meal.
In 1900 the Doulton family bought the old tavern with its adjoining 40 acres.
In 1941 they sold it to the Ovington family whose daughter Audrey Ovington owns it to this day.
Erected 1993 by Santa Barbara Parlor No. 116 Native Sons of the Golden West, Reina Del Mar Parlor No. 126 Native Daughters of the Golden West, and Tierra De Oro Parlor No. 204 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 34° 31.295′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 0.3 miles away); Goleta Depot (approx. 5˝ miles away); Ovington's Hangar (approx. 6 miles away); Earle Ovington Terminal (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hope House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Japanese Attack (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Japanese Attack (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mission Historical Park (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goleta.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The concrete jail in Ojai that replaced the wooden one now on display behind Cold Spring Tavern.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on April 18, 2021, by Ronald D. (Ron) Trigueiro of Fresno, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.