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By Duane Hall, June 30, 2013
Las Cruces Adobe
California (Santa Barbara County), Buellton — Las Cruces • The Crosses
History of ... Chumash Indian Village—For many centuries prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the late 1700s, Santa Barbara County was home to a large Chumash Indian population. Valleys such as this one were often the . . . — Map (db m67196) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Buellton — The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has been awarded a federal TEA (Transportation Enhancement Activities) grant to fund the restoration of the Las Cruces Adobe. You may see historians, archaeologists and architects on site researching . . . — Map (db m67195) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpenteria — 5 — Portolá Sycamore
Oral tradition holds that this tree survives from the naming of "La Carpinteria” - the Carpenter Shop - on August 17, 1769 when the Portolá Expedition observed the Chumash building plank canoes at this site. — Map (db m119951) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria (1769)
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth of mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. . . . — Map (db m50554) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria (1769)
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth of mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. . . . — Map (db m50555) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — Arroyo Hondo Fish Passage & Upstream Habitat RestorationAnother Conservation Project of The Land Trust of Santa Barbara County
Arroyo Hondo creek has the best habitat on the south coast of Santa Barbara County for the endangered Southern California Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This native fish spends part of its life in freshwater streams like this one, and part . . . — Map (db m71951)
California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — Earle Ovington Terminal
Santa Barbara Airport Terminal is hereby named Earle Ovington Terminal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to aviation and his part in the development of aviation in Santa Barbara. Earle Ovington was the first pilot to carry air . . . — Map (db m67194) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — 248 — Gaviota PassFremont-Foxen Memorial
Here on Christmas Day, 1846 natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, U.S.A. and his battalion. Advised of the plot, Fremont was guided over the San Marcos Pass by Benjamin Foxen and his son . . . — Map (db m50546) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — 22 — Goleta Depot
On this site stands Goleta Depot, an enduring tribute to many who, with generous gifts of love, time, and resources made possible its acquisition, restoration, and maintenance as Santa Barbara County Landmark No. 22.

Built in 1901 near South . . . — Map (db m106461) HM

California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — Hope House
Built in 1875 by Thomas Hope of Ireland, the house was headquarters for the 4500-acre sheep ranch. The house, which was designed by Peter Barber, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. George Obern in 1967 and restored to near original condition. — Map (db m106424) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Italian Stone PinesPinus Pinea
Planted in the 1930's, this magnificent stand of pines is a treasure in Lompoc's landscape. Rare and historic, these trees receive global recognition for their beauty. — Map (db m67214) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — 340 — La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile
Established, December 8, 1787, by Father Laseun. Damaged by earthquake, 1812; removed from control of Franciscans, abandoned 1834. State and National Park Service restoring major and many small structures, and water system. Only example in . . . — Map (db m11114) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — 340 — La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles
Established December 8, 1787, by Father Lasuen. Damaged by earthquake, 1812: removed from control of Franciscans, abandoned 1834. State and National Park Service restoring major and many small structures, and water system. Only example in California . . . — Map (db m50515) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
Across this bridge lies California's eleventh mission and a glimpse of life during the 1820's. The Civilian Conservation Corps restored the buildings and grounds between 1934 - 1941. We hope you enjoy your visit to the past. — Map (db m11116) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Lompoc Carnegie Library1910 - 1968
Historical Landmark No. 1 — Map (db m67212) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Lompoc World War I Monument
In honor of our World War heroes — Map (db m67213) WM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Lompoc's Mission Vieja
Mission La Concepcion Purisima de Maria Santisima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermn de Lasuen on Dec. 8, 1787 at what is now Locust Avenue and F Street. It was the eleventh of 21 . . . — Map (db m70318) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — 928 — Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima
The ruins at this site are part of the original Mission La Purisima, founded by Padre Fermin d Lasuen on December 8, 1787, as the 11th in the chain of Spanish missions in California. The mission was destroyed by earthquake on December 21, 1812; the . . . — Map (db m50517) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point
In memory of the tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point 8 September 1923 USS Delphy USS S.P. Lee USS Young USS Woodbury USS Nichols USS Fuller USS Chauncey Dedicated 8 September 1983 by the American Legion . . . — Map (db m70358) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Mission Hills — 582 — First Successful Cement JobThis Well, Hill No. 4
Spudded September 26, 1905, and completed April 30, 1906, is the first oil well in which a water shut-off was attained by pumping cement through the tubing and behind the casing--forerunner of the modern cementing technique. It was drilled by . . . — Map (db m50516) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), New Cuyama — Nancy Kelsey
By being the sole woman to join the Bidwell - Barttleston Party. The earliest organized overland immigrant party into California. Nancy Kelsey became the first American woman to come across the plains and transverse the rugged Sierra Nevada. She . . . — Map (db m101142) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 306 — Burton Mound
Thought to have once been the Indian Village of Syujtun, this site has yielded some of the most important archeological evidence found in California. In 1542 the village was recorded by Cabrillo while on his Voyage of Discovery, and again, in 1769, . . . — Map (db m115201) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 308 — Casa Covarrubas
Built by Indian labor in 1817 for Don Domingo Carrillo, whose daughter married Don Jose Maria Covarrubias in 1838. Descendants of these families, many of them leaders in public affairs, occupied this house for over a century. Don Jose Maria was the . . . — Map (db m50550) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Cold Springs Tavern
In 1868 this tavern was known as "Cold Springs Relay Station". It was the half-way stop between "Mattei's Tavern" to the north, and Patrick Kinevan's "Summit House" to the south. In those days sturdy stagecoaches known as "mudwagons" traveled . . . — Map (db m125376) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 307 — De La Guerra Plaza1850 - 1950
Near this site August 26, 1850, two weeks before California Statehood, duly elected common council, City of Santa Barbara, held first official meeting. Here in 1875, first City Hall erected and area still center of city's governmental activities. . . . — Map (db m50548) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 721 — Hill-Carrillo Adobe
Built in 1826 by Daniel Hill of Massachusetts for his bride Rafaela Luisa Ortega y Olivera, granddaughter of José Francisco Ortega, founder and first Comandante of the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara. Later occupied by the family of Guillermo . . . — Map (db m50559) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Hotel Virginia
The Hotel Virginia at 17 West Haley Street was originally built in 1916 as a two-story brick hotel by Charles Maas, with a third story addition in 1925. Haley at this time was a residential street with small redwood homes set on large lots. The . . . — Map (db m106957) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site
An adobe house was built here in 1857 where Don Agustin Janssens, a Belgian, and his wife, Maria Antonia Pico, lived into the 1870s. Janssens, a frequent office holder in the region, had arrived in California in 1834. Don Bruno F. Orella, a native . . . — Map (db m106411) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Jose Lobero's Opera House1873
On this site, February 22, 1873, Jose Lobero, impressario and musician, opened the first legitimate theatre in southern California. The Lobero continues to serve the cultural interests of Santa Barbara one hundred years later. — Map (db m50920) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Juana MariaThe Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island
Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. — Map (db m125709) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 309 — Mission Historical ParkThe City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Mission was founded December 4, 1786. Portions of five units of its extensive water works, built by Indian labor, are preserved in this park-a filter house, Spanish grist mill, sections of aqueducts, and two reservoirs. The larger . . . — Map (db m50552) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Moreton Bay Fig Tree
In 1876, a visiting sailor presented the seedling of this Moreton Bay Fig Tree to a little girl who planted it at 201 State Street. When the girl moved away a year later, her friend Adeline Crabb relocated the sapling to the location before you. . . . — Map (db m115203) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 361 — Old Lobero Theatre
Jose Lobero opened the region's first legitimate theatre on this site February 22, 1873. For many years the old theatre was the center of social life in Santa Barbara. A new Lobero Theatre, opened in 1924 on the same site, continues to serve the . . . — Map (db m126018) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 30 — Old Stagecoach Route1860-1901
This old stagecoach road was used by all traffic until the Cold Springs Arches Bridge was built in 1963. — Map (db m51857) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Rochin-Birabent Adobe
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California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Sambo's Birthplace
On this location - June 17, 1957 the first of Sambo's nationwide chain of family restaurants opened its doors. — Map (db m51119) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara PresidioFounded 1782
This tablet marks the southeasterly boundary of the Santa Barbara Presidio founded in 1782 by Gov. Felipe de Neve and Capt. Jose Francisco Ortega in command of fifty soldiers accompanied by Fray Junipero Serra who dedicated the site. — Map (db m51994) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building
This memorial honors the residents of Santa Barbara County, who as members of the United States Armed Forces, died in the service of their country in peace and in war. 473 Santa Barbara County residents are known to have made the ultimate . . . — Map (db m72034) WM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 636 — Site of Royal Spanish Presidio
This presidio was established under orders of King Carlos III, April 19-21, 1782, by Governor Felipe De Neve, Padre Junipero Serra and Lieutenant Jose Francisco Ortega, to provide the benefits of government for the inhabitants of the Santa Barbara . . . — Map (db m50557) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — The Oreña Adobe1849
Constructed in 1849 by Don José de la Guerra, this adobe was originally used to house supplies brought in from ships anchored in the harbor. Don Gaspar Oreña bought the adobe and added the story-and-a-half portion in 1858, shortly after his . . . — Map (db m106881) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — The Rochin Adobe
In 1856 Senor Jose Maria Rochin purchased for $30 the first parcel of land sold within the presidio boundaries. "1st day of October 1856, between the mayor and common council of the city of Santa Barbara of the first part and Jose Maria Rochin . . . — Map (db m51996) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — 559 — Trussell-Winchester Adobe
Built in 1854 by Captain Horatio Gates Trussell of Orland, Maine. Partly constructed of material from wreck of the S.S. Winfield Scott on Anacapa Island. Acquired by the Winchesters in 1882. Bequeathed in 1955 to the Santa Barbara Historical Society . . . — Map (db m50556) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Maria — 877 — Chapel of San Ramon
This redwood frame chapel, erected in 1875 by Frederick and Ramona Foxen Wickenden for area residents, illustrates the transition between the architecture of the old missions and the frame churches of the later American settlers. It is a unique . . . — Map (db m50560) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Solvang — Bit O' Denmark
In 1911 this was one of the first buildings built in Solvang. It served as a college for 3 years. Here church services were held until the present Danish Lutheran Church was completed in 1929. For 1929 to the present it has been a restaurant. . . . — Map (db m117067) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Solvang — Mission Santa Inéz
Has been designated a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK This religious complex possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Mission Santa Ines, founded in 1804, is one of the finest examples . . . — Map (db m11673) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg AFB — 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial
40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial — Map (db m50485) WM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg AFB — Camp Cooke Memorial1941 - 1946
First Marker: 5th Armored Division "Victory" Activated Ft. Knox, KY - 1 October 1941 • VAFB (then Camp Cooke) February 1942 - March 1943 • Desert & Tennessee Maneuvers - 1942 & 1943 • Deployed to E.T.O. February 1944 • Landed . . . — Map (db m51112) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg AFB — The Curtis P-40
This aircraft is dedicated to all Past, Present, and Future "Flying Tigers" those who blazed a path of glory in the China Skies in World War II, and those who blaze a path of glory into space. The Curtis P-40 saw action on every front . . . — Map (db m50512) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg AFB — USAF Medal of Honor Recipients
In memory of USAF Medal of Honor Recipients World War I 2d Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley - Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France • 2d Lt. Harold E. Goettler - Oct. 6, 1918, Binarville, France • 2d Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. - Sept. 29, 1918, Murvaux, . . . — Map (db m50514) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Historic Aerospace SiteVandenberg Air Force Base
Bearing witness to the birth of the Space Age, Vandenberg Air Force Base has been the launch site of many of America's missiles and rockets, from military missions to voyages of exploration. Here launched the first polar orbiting satellite . . . — Map (db m81129) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site
Dedicated to Ronald W. Reagan 40th President of the United States of America For his steadfast commitment to develop and deploy missile defenses to protect our nation, our forces, our allies and friends "Wouldn't it be better to . . . — Map (db m98728) WM
California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — Space Launch Complex 10Vandenberg Air Force Base
Space Launch Complex 10 Vandenberg Air Force Base Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1986 . . . — Map (db m81076) HM

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