Davy Brown, by all reports, was a remarkable man, the sort of character around whom myths and lies swirl, about whom the facts fail to stick, sliding away like eggs in a Teflon frying pan. It is common knowledge that he had a cabin near the campground that bears his name in the west endContinue reading “The Amazing Davy Brown by R Lawson Gamble”
Large numbers of Chinese citizens immigrated to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They met an expanding need for workers on railroads which were beginning to tie our country together like ties on shoppers packages. Others worked as domestics, farm workers, and ranch hands. Among these immigrants was Gin Chow,Continue reading “The Prophet of the Lompoc Valley by Merle Blasjo”
There was a time in North Santa Barbara County when a simple morning walk to the creek for a drink of water could bring you face to face with a nine-foot tall, 2000-pound monster equipped with 9-inch claws on great paws with an angry glint in its eye. One cannot overstate the profound effect thisContinue reading “The California Grizzly … by R Lawson Gamble”
It is the eighteenth century. A bald eagle flies over the western part of Santa Barbara County. Below him is the Chumash village Algsacupi; surrounding the village are hills and canyons occupied by deer, bears, coyotes, foxes, and various smaller animals. The eagle is on a mission as he soars gracefully, scanning the ground withContinue reading “Vandenberg AFB: Where the Eagle Soared by Merle Blasjo”
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