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Mallory Gonzalez mental map001.jpg
I drew the Presidio Chapel because it is what most visitors enjoy the most. With all the events that it hosts, it is definitely one of the most dynamic parts of the Presidio Neighborhood.

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I often wonder how cities and civilizations grow and die. I know my impressions are influenced by both where I live now and where I have lived in the past. It has been almost ten years since I left my home town Oxnard, a place that I compare to…

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Not to scale. Things/ events I remember.

Stephanie Byrd mental map001.jpg
My time at SBTHP has been spent constantly learning. So, while SB originated at the Presidio, all around town I have flashes of something I learned or my experiences at SBTHP that I tell to visitors and my friends/family that visit.…

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My map points out the little things I notice each day that I work in the Presidio Neighborhood that makes this area unique and magical.

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Cecily Johns moved to Santa Barbara in 1985 after accepting a position as Associate Librarian at UCSB. After several years of getting to know the city, she decided to pursue her interests in historic preservation and began to volunteer with SBTHP.…

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Kathy Chalfant came to Santa Barbara in 1960 with her husband. After earning her degrees in Geography and Education from UCLA, she became an elementary school teacher and taught for over 30 years for the Hope School District. As a 3rd-5th grade…

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Michael Hardwick came to Santa Barbara in the 1960s to attend UCSB. While he began as a pre-med student, he developed an interest in local Santa Barbara history and decided to pursue his degree in archaeology. He became involved with SBTHP in 1970…

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As you may know, I was the Channel Coast District Superintendent for CA State Parks from August 2000 until December 2006, before retiring from State service in 2007. During my tenure as District Superintendent, my focus in working with the SBTHP was…

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Richard Oglesby is former President and longtime active member of SBTHP. He was a Professor of California history and the American West and had been teaching at a university in Illinois when he accepted a position at UCSB in 1965, where he taught…

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The above interview is between Elizabeth Hvolboll and Luis Moreno, founders of El Coro del Real Presidio de Santa Barbara, a local choral group which celebrates and performs music of the Californios. The group sings in Santa Barbara’s annual Una…

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Perhaps built as early as the 1820s, this small adobe is located in the middle of the Presidio headquarters block. It was originally owned by the family of Santiago de la Cruz Pico, founder of the prominent Pico clan of California. He had served as…
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