Michael Redmon

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Water Systems in Early Days

Santa Barbara's Padres Faced Water Shortages

Santa Barbara's padres faced water shortages.

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Architect Joseph J. Plunkett

Designed Gems from the Arlington to the Airport

In his remarkable career, he designed many of Santa Barbara's gems.

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Riven Rock

History 101

The fabled estate housed Stanley McCormick, while he dealt with schizophrenia in the early 1900s.

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Mira Vista Estate

Grew with Montecito's Move from Farming to Affluence

Grew with Montecito's move from farming to affluence.

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Montecito's Riven Rock

Fabled Estate Housed Stanley McCormick

The fabled estate housed Stanley McCormick, while he dealt with schizophrenia in the early 1900s.

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The Mesa: From Chumash Times to Now

A Brief History of the Ocean-Side Neighborhood

A brief history of the ocean-side neighborhood.

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History of Oak Park

Santa Barbara's Children Donated Nickels and Dimes to Buy It

Santa Barbara's children donated their nickels and dimes to buy it.

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Santa Barbara Was Once a Walnut Capital of the U.S.

Development and Competing Ag Unseated the King Crop After a Century

Development and competing ag unseated the king crop after a century.

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Chautauqua in Santa Barbara

Lecture and Theater Series Crossed the Country in the Early 1900s

Lecture and theater series crossed the country in the early 1900s.

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Earthquake in 1902 Shook Los Alamos

'Quakes and Aftershocks Tumbled Buildings and Chimneys

'Quakes and aftershocks tumbled buildings and chimneys.

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