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Matías Reyes, Santa Barbara Mission (1887)

“Old Matías Reyes lived in Mission Cañon. He used to bring wood to town and sell it.” —Santa Barbara: Tierra Adorada, A Community History (1930) In her book, “Canyon Voices: The Nature of Rattlesnake Canyon (2006),” Santa Barbara resident Karen Telleen-Lawton … Continue reading

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Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: Lassoing Grizzlies (1904)

This post is the third entry in a series of four: First: Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: A California Blood Sport (1800s) Second: Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: Recollections of Jacinto Damien Reyes (1880) Fourth: Gladiator Games of Bulls and … Continue reading

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Old Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara, “Queen of the Missions,” was built in 1820. The original church was founded on December 4, 1786 and was the tenth mission built by the Spanish Franciscans in California. It was later rebuilt twice, its size increased … Continue reading

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La Fiesta Pequena at the Old Mission

A view of last night’s opening festivities at the Old Mission. A description of the event by the Independent: “For 84 years ‘the Little Fiesta’ has served as the official opening of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta at Santa … Continue reading

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I Madonnari at the Old Mission

Some views of the Italian street painting festival on Sunday and the chalk art murals in progress. Something else caught my eye lying on some chalk boxes beside a mural, an all original Powell Peralta Steve Steadham from 1985 hardly … Continue reading

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