“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Goleta, California

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Santa Barbara is the county seat for Santa Barbara County
Goleta is in Santa Barbara County
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      Kern County (336)  
      San Luis Obispo County (103)  
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1 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)
2 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Cold Spring Tavern
In 1868 this tavern was known as "Cold Spring 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 m171314) HM
3 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
4 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 m159869) HM
5 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 m176316) HM
6 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
7 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Japanese Attack
Near this site, at 7:07 P.M., February 23, 1942, the California coast at Ellwood received the first naval bombardment of the United States mainland since the War of 1812.Map (db m138649) HM WM
8 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 3 — Japanese Attack
On February 23, 1942, at 7:00 PM, during one of President Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled this Richfield Oil Field site with 25 5-inch rounds. Not since the War of 1812 had the U.S. mainland been attacked by a . . . Map (db m143317) HM
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9 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 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 m162339) HM
10 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — AA — Ovington's Hangar
This Building Was Originally Constructed in the 1920's by Earle Ovington on the Present-Day Santa Barbara Community Golf Course as a Private Hangar for His Biplane. He Was the First Pilot to Officially Carry U.S. Mail by Air in 1911. The Site Was . . . Map (db m161408) HM
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Apr. 24, 2024