Articles From : El Barbareno

  • June 17th: Santa Barbara's Hottest Day in History

    Every June 17 and any time the thermometer tops 100 degrees the story is retold of “Santa Barbara’s Hottest Day” on June 17, 1859, when the temperature reached an astounding 133 degrees.

  • It's Stolen Cannon Day

    Neal Graffy shares a historical reenactment video of Santa Barbara's el canon perdido, the lost canon, on April 5

  • Santa Barbara’s Grand Hotel: The Potter

    Neal Graffy details the history of the Potter Hotel when it broke ground 119 years ago.

  • The History of San Andres Street

    Neal Graffy shares the history of San Andres Street as some community members propose changing its name. 

  • The Great Santa Barbara Earthquake: Day 3

    Neal Graffy is back with the third day of historical events that rocked Santa Barbara 95 years ago.

  • The Great Santa Barbara Earthquake: Day 2

    Historian Neal Graffy is back with an account of what happened on June 30, 1925, a day after the devastating Santa Barbara earthquake.

  • June 29,1925: Day One, Part Two

    Neal shares part two on the aftermath of the 1925 earthquake, or "E-Day," that took place in Santa Barbara 95 years ago.

  • The 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake: Day 1, Part 1

    Today marks the 95th anniversary of the June 29, 1925 earthquake, best known for bringing about the architecture and planning awareness that made Santa Barbara famous.

  • June 17: Santa Barbara's Hottest Historical Day

    Today is the 161st anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded in Santa Barbara where temperatures reached 133 degrees. 

  • The Story of El Canon Perdido

    Neal Graffy shares a historical reenactment video of Santa Barbara's el canon perdido, the lost canon. 

  • The History of Quarantina Street

    While we are all currently under quarantine and thinking this is a historic first for our community, the street named Quarantina tells the story of a quarantine in Santa Barbara over 200 years ago.