Greater Carpinteria: Summerland and La Conchita (Images of America Series)

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Carpinteria once featured a racetrack at one end of town and a gargantuan statue of Santa Claus at the other--"anchor" operations highlighting this unique southern corner of coastal Santa Barbara County. A few miles south, in the northern corner of Ventura County, nestles La Conchita, where an early seaside stagecoach route and a famous banana plantation helped shape the local flavor. The historical characteristics of Summerland, on the coast north of "Carp," as Carpinteria is known, have included a J. Paul ...
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Overview


Carpinteria once featured a racetrack at one end of town and a gargantuan statue of Santa Claus at the other--"anchor" operations highlighting this unique southern corner of coastal Santa Barbara County. A few miles south, in the northern corner of Ventura County, nestles La Conchita, where an early seaside stagecoach route and a famous banana plantation helped shape the local flavor. The historical characteristics of Summerland, on the coast north of "Carp," as Carpinteria is known, have included a J. Paul Getty oil operation and youth baseball played on fields lighted by piped-in natural gas. The three distinct communities of Greater Carpinteria are tied together by both the spectacular coastal landscapes-- beautiful beaches and majestic mountain ranges--as well as the area's intrinsically linked schools and businesses. It is an eclectic paradise between Ventura and Santa Barbara that draws a million visitors a year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738570983
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,412,029
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Authors and local residents Jim Campos, Bonnie Kelm, Dave Moore, and Tom Moore and the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History have joined forces to paint a picture of Carpinteria, La Conchita, and Summerland for this follow-up volume to Carpinteria, in the Images of America series. Campos, Kelm, and the Moores are all former educators.
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