Way Back When: The Missing Monkey
By Betsy J. Green
Now here’s something that I don’t often see when I peruse the Santa Barbara newspapers of a century ago:
“Jack, the monkey owned by W.D.V. Smith’s Bootery, has made his escape. The monkey was used in the children’s department to amuse the kiddies. A liberal reward will be given to the person who either finds or returns Jack to his owners.”
There was no word about the monkey’s capture, but if you have one of my earlier books, “Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1917,” you can turn to the May chapter to read about another renegade monkey on the streets of our fair city.