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Historical Markers in Carpinteria, California

 
Clickable Map of Santa Barbara County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Santa Barbara County, CA (121) Kern County, CA (311) San Luis Obispo County, CA (95) Ventura County, CA (142)  SantaBarbaraCounty(121) Santa Barbara County (121)  KernCounty(311) Kern County (311)  SanLuisObispoCounty(95) San Luis Obispo County (95)  VenturaCounty(142) Ventura County (142)
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Carpinteria is in Santa Barbara County
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1California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — “World’s Safest Beach”Carpinteria
The moniker "World's Safest Beach” was initially used in the 1920's to attract visitors to Carpinteria's pristine beaches, made "safe” by the sheltering Channel Islands. It later came to be embraced by the local community as an . . . Map (db m147472) HM
2California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — Carpinteria Aviation History
The Bauhaus Brothers: Frank, Jack, Louis, and Will, pioneered aviation in the Valley in 1919. Perfecting a new fuselage design fashioned after barrel staves, their B-3 "Flying Keg” biplane was lighter and faster than its popular contemporary, . . . Map (db m173762) HM
3California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — Carpinteria’s Lima Bean History
The Henry Fish Seed Company Packinghouse For nearly a century, the Henry Fish Seed Company packinghouse stood on this site. Built in 1910 to replace a smaller facility, the packinghouse handled the yearly shipment of thousands of . . . Map (db m152496) HM
4California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — La CarpinteriaTile Mural
In 1769 a Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá discovered Chumash Indians building tomols, or plank canoes on the beach below their village. The Indians were caulking their tomols with asphaltum that came from natural oil seeps in the sand. . . . Map (db m165568) HM
5California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria1769
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's . . . Map (db m138529) HM
6California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria1769
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's . . . Map (db m147308) HM
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7California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — La Viña GrandeWorld's Largest Grapevine — (1842-1924) —
Planted from a slip of Mission variety grape, this single vine eventually grew to cover half an acre, its massive trunk reaching nearly 10 feet in diameter. Its shady arbor was used as the county’s first polling place and as a site for social . . . Map (db m165569) HM
8California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 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 m137942) HM
9California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 2 — The Heath Adobe
One of Carpinteria Valley's earliest American settlers, Russel Heath, built a two-story adobe home here in 1858. Heath served as Santa Barbara's district attorney, first elected sheriff, and California state legislator. Heath planted his original . . . Map (db m147603) HM
10California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 1Wardholme Torrey Pine
Wardholme Torrey Pine, 1888. Largest known in existence. Historical Landmark No. 1, City of Carpinteria.Map (db m138543)
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022