Santa Barbara, Another HarborTown History

Santa Barbara, Another HarborTown History

by Gayle Baker

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Santa Barbara, Another HarborTown History by Gayle Baker

This comprehensive, concise history of Santa Barbara will introduce you to this stunningly-beautiful California coastal town. With over 30 historical photographs, this 100-page story of Santa Barbara is a must read for visitors and residents alike.

From its early tribal beginnings, mission, rancho, outlaw, and early entrepreneurial days to issues and choices facing it today, this book will help you fall in love with Santa Barbara if you are not already smitten.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013556409
Publisher: HarborTown Histories
Publication date: 11/06/2011
Series: HarborTown Histories , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Almost four decades ago, while teaching history at Arapahoe Community College, I wrote my first history, Wet Mountain Valley. Amazingly, this short history of the valley between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado is still in print 36-years later! Next, was a history of Denver, typed sitting on the floor while holding my infant daughter in my arms.

I earned my doctorate at the University of Denver while raising my children, Bryce, Kendra, and Ross. When I became a college administrator, the only writing I did for two decades were memos and grants.

When my husband and publisher, Howard, and I moved to California, we looked for short histories of the California towns we loved, and found none. It was then that a dream was born: As soon as I could retire, I would begin writing short, comprehensive histories of the towns we love. To make this dream a reality, Howard gained computer graphic and publication skills while I began researching and writing about our favorite towns.

Since retiring from my role as Dean at Santa Barbara City College, we have published seven HarborTown Histories: Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, Cambria, Newport Beach, Point Reyes, and San Diego. Additionally, two BoomTown Histories, Denver, and Wet Mountain Valley have joined our parade of short histories.

We are new Canadians! On one of our sailing adventures, we fell in love with Salt Spring Island. During summers we now explore British Columbia and build our new home. while winters are spent on our sailboat, exploring Mexican harbor towns with our beloved Portuguese Water Dog, Caira.

Maybe we will see you at one of your favorite harbor towns.

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