Street Names of Santa Barbara

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Unlike other towns whose streets bore the unimaginative A-Z, numbers, trees or names of presidents, they gave names to our streets that portrayed the geography and botany of our town, honored the Chumash, early settlers, governors, and showed a distinct sense of humor and in some cases, delightful sarcasm. Author and local historian Neal Graffy shares with us the stories behind these names.

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In 1851 the Town Council of Santa Barbara appointed a committee to apply names to the fifty-two new streets being created from “the front of the Mission Gardens to the sea and from hill to hill on each side” as a result of the survey of Salisbury Haley.

Unlike other towns whose streets bore the unimaginative A – Z, numbers, trees or names of presidents, they gave names to our streets that portrayed the geography and botany of our town, honored the Chumash, early settlers, governors, and showed a distinct sense of humor and in some cases, delightful sarcasm.
52 pages with maps, photos and original artwork by Vanessa Conejo, softcover
4″ x 7″ (A Santa Barbara Pocket History)

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Weight 3.2 oz
Dimensions 3.875 × 0.25 × 7.75 in