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Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1914 - Tales of Everyday Life in Santa Barbara 100 Years Ago
Wednesday, December 10 at 11am Free for members/ $10 Guests
What was it like to live in Santa Barbara in 1914? What did people wear? What did they eat? What did they do for fun? Author Betsy J. Green's will introduce her latest book which tells it like it was, along with a healthy dollop of humor. Betsy has compiled her writings of Way Back When on Edhat.com, along with interesting comments from readers, into the first of her series of books on Santa Barbara history - one year at a time.
1914 was the year of: the tango, the 500-year flood, "tidal waves," stunt pilots, Buffalo Bill, Pancho Villa, Sex at the Arlington Hotel, knee-length bathing suits, the war in Europe, an X-rated movie, Peter-the-movie-dog, glowing fish, Mule Man, Rattlesnake Jim, Flying "A" films, Martha Graham, German warships, Charlie Chaplin, the Rose Parade, and much more.
About the Speaker: Betsy J. Green has been writing and speaking about local history for more than 25 years. Along with her history column Way Back When she writes and another history column for The Mesa Paper and is the author of Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood.
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