Santa Barbara County Photographs

Source: Wikipedia


South Coast of Santa Barbara County, view looking northeast, showing,
from left to right, Isla Vista, Goleta, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SBSouthCoast.jpg

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Santa Barbara Presidio in 2005. Begun in 1782, The Presidio was the last
military outpost built by Spain anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Mission Santa Barbara as it was in 2005. It was rebuilt after the 1812 earthquake,
and the towers were repaired again after the 1925 earthquake.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Mission Santa Barbara in 1856; view from the northeast,
with the hills of Hope Ranch to the left.
Source: Wikipedia

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The Presidio fell into disrepair after 1848. This photograph shows a portion of
the Santa Barbara Presidio, converted to a residence, around 1880.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Not only did the development of the Summerland Oil Field transform Santa Barbara's
economy, it was the location of the world's first offshore oil well.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Santa Barbara police officers working as extras during
filming of a 1915 Flying A movie production.
Source:
Wikipedia

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1925 earthquake. View of the collapsed San Marcos
building, at Anapamu and State Streets.
Source:
Wikipedia

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The Santa Barbara County Courthouse, one of the city's
main tourist attractions, was completed in 1929.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre, from Canon Perdido Street.
The theatre opened in 1924, the year before the large earthquake, but survived.
It is an example of the Spanish Colonial architectural style which began to be promoted then.
Source:
Wikipedia

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The annual Summer Solstice Parade, which began in 1974, is the city's
largest single-day tourist event, commonly drawing over 100,000 visitors.
Source:
Wikipedia

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Sunset on Carpinteria's beach
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carpinteriasunset1.jpg

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Aerial view of Goleta, CA
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aerial-GoletaArea.jpg

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The eastern entrance to Hope Ranch, showing the
main thoroughfare through the unincorporated community
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hope_ranch_east_entrance.jpg

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Isla Vista beachfront at sunset
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Isla_Vista_Sunset_Cliffs.jpg

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The convento at Mission La Purísima Concepción, Lompoc
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PurismaConvento.jpg

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is in Mission Canyon; this view looks
north up the canyon towards the headwaters near Cathedral Peak.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SBBotanicGardens2.JPG

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A view of a Santa Barbara sunset looking over the ocean.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SantaBarbara-sunset.jpg

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Mission Santa Barbara, known as "the Queen of the Missions," was founded in 1786.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_Barbara_mission_CA1.jpg

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A view of Santa Barbara from the Santa Ynez Mountain Range
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santabarbaraview.jpg

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The central meadow region of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SBBotanicGarden1.JPG

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Along Foxen Canyon Road. This route provides a link between the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Foxen.jpg

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The Ethel Pope Auditorium at Santa Maria High School
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:11_Ethel_Pope_Aud_front.jpg

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Solvang, California
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Danish-land!.jpg

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A Danish-inspired windmill in Solvang
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solvang-Jan05.jpg

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Dozens of oil wells just off the coast, c. 1915
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oil_wells_just_offshore_at_Summerland,_California,_c.1915.jpg

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A LGM-30 Minuteman III takes off from Vandenberg AFB
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minuteman3launch.jpg

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This page was last updated July 26, 2009.