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    • Yvonne Yvonne

      The history of Santa Barbara, California, begins approximately 13,000 years ago with the arrival of the first Native Americans. The Spanish came in the 18th century to occupy and Christianize the area, which became part of Mexico following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, the expanding United Statesacquired the town along with the rest of California as a result of defeating Mexico in the Mexican-American War. Santa Barbara transformed then from a dusty cluster of adobes into successively a rowdy, lawless Gold Rush era town; a Victorian-era health resort; a center of silent film production; an oil boom town; a town supporting a military base and hospital during World War II; and finally it became the economically diverse resort destination it remains in the present day. Twice destroyed by earthquakes, in 1812 and 1925, it most recently has rebuilt itself in a Spanish Colonial style.

    • Suzette Wilkins

      Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara CA has great places to dine and at low tide make sure to walk around the point to a wonderfully private, isolated strip of beach! My favorite place to go =D

    • zephyralin

      Always wanted to just walk on a beach like this. Santa Barbara, California

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