Michael Redmon

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The Craft of Stone Masonry in Santa Barbara

Churches, Bridges, Gates, and Walls Reveal the Masons' Skill

Churches, bridges, gates, and walls reveal the masons' skill.

La Casa de Maria, an Island of Serenity

For Catholic Couples at First, Now a Retreat for All Faiths

For Catholic couples at first, La Casa is now a retreat for all faiths.

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Ferragamo's First U.S. Shoe Store Opened on State Street

Famous Shoemaker Came to Santa Barbara via Boston

After young Salvatore came from Italy via Boston, he settled in Santa Barbara.

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Great Hopes Dashed in Garey

The History of a Small Santa Barbara County Town

The history of the small town in Santa Barbara County.

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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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