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.
Neal Graffy shares a historical reenactment video of Santa Barbara's el canon perdido, the lost canon, on April 5
Neal Graffy details the history of the Potter Hotel when it broke ground 119 years ago.
Neal Graffy shares the history of San Andres Street as some community members propose changing its name.
Neal Graffy is back with the third day of historical events that rocked Santa Barbara 95 years ago.
Historian Neal Graffy is back with an account of what happened on June 30, 1925, a day after the devastating Santa Barbara earthquake.
Neal shares part two on the aftermath of the 1925 earthquake, or "E-Day," that took place in Santa Barbara 95 years ago.
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.
Today is the 161st anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded in Santa Barbara where temperatures reached 133 degrees.
Neal Graffy shares a historical reenactment video of Santa Barbara's el canon perdido, the lost canon.
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.