President’s Letter

President’s Letter – September 8, 2015

President’s Letter – September 8, 2015

The Santa Barbara Historical Street name of the day is Yannoali, Chief of one of the largest Chumash villages.  He perhaps also had authority over as many as 12 villages.  He was friendly with the Spanish and aided them in building the presidio.  He was one of the last to […]

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President’s Letter – August 18, 2015

President’s Letter – August 18, 2015

SANTA BARBARA’S  HISTORY WORD FOR THE DAY:  Chapala.  The word has been morphed possibly from other possible words, such as, chapatla in Spanish is where clay pots are made, or Chapalac, a chief who ruled Jalisco, Mexico in 1531.  In that town there is a Lake Chapala.  However the word […]

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President’s Letter – July 28, 2015

President’s Letter – July 28, 2015

Santa Barbara’s history for today focuses on the house at 31 East Pedregosa Street that is currently for sale.  The house is known as El Descanso that means rest, take a break or breathing space. Built for teacher Mattie More Storke in 1886.  We are all familiar with More Mesa, […]

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