“It was in me to understand this, for I knew my own bit of longing for the wild places. I am a man not given to cities, nor crowded walks of men. I like the long winds upon my face, the stirring of miles of grass bending before the wind, the cloud shadows upon the plain, the lure and lift of far hills.”
–Louis L’Amour “Mojave Crossing”
Jack Elliott was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. This is his weblog.
The web address was inspired by a book written by the late local historian Walker A. Tompkins titled The Yankee Barbarenos: The American Colonization of Santa Barbara County, California 1796-1925. The featured quote on the homepage is taken from The Santa Barbara Guide, which was published in 1941 as part of the American Guide Series “compiled and written by the Southern California Writers’ Project of the Work Projects Administration.”
Jack Elliott’s Santa Barbara Adventure was founded as a casual destination for insight and information on the natural splendor and history of Santa Barbara and the surrounding region, as well as outdoor adventure and recreation related content.
Through a combination of journal entries, articles and guidebook posts, Jack hopes his weblog will serve as an informative and entertaining source for practical information, local lore and brief adventure narratives in a manner that reflects the bounty and beauty of the Tri-county region (Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo). Or something like that. . .
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All content, including text and images, published on this weblog are the sole property of Jack Elliott unless otherwise noted.