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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Grab a glass and join us for this presentation in your living room about transportation in our city in the 1910s.

Historian Betsy J. Green will share stories from her series of books, "Way Back When," which detail interesting and humorous aspects of life in Santa Barbara one year at a time.

"Santa Barbara had an amazing variety of transportation in the 19-teens. There were still horses and hitching posts on State Street, while at the same time, the Lockheed brothers were flying seaplanes off West Beach. Automobiles sputtered and chugged along the roads, and blacksmiths such as the Hendry Brothers, were making car parts as well as horseshoes. Young people zipped along the street on two-wheeled scooters, not unlike the ones we see today. In addition, there were adventurous folks trying to set records by walking huge distances barefoot or trying to ride a unicycle from L.A. to San Francisco. Join me to learn more." - Betsy

Jan 26, 2022 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Betsy J. Green
Betsy J. Green has been writing and speaking about local history for more than 30 years. She is the author of “Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood,” “MESApedia,” and the “Way Back When” Series, which celebrate the yearly social history of Santa Barbara 100 years ago. Betsy currently authors a column in the Independent, entitled “The Great House Detective.”