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Santa Barbara Views, ca. 1875
BANC PIC 1984.004--PIC  
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:1 Old Mammoth Grape Vine of Santa Barbara, Cal. on exhibition in Agricultural Hall, International Exhibition, 1876, by M. Sarver. "This is the largest and most Celebrated Vine in the world. It died and now the daughter Vine, a cutting from it, is the largest living Vine. The Queen's Vine at Hampton Court, England, ranks third. The Old Vine produced over six tons of grapes of most excellent quality annually. It is of the Mission variety brought from Spain by the early missionaries about the year 1770. Its diameter is over 18 inches, cover [sic] an area of 12,000 square feet, and is about 100 years old. Eight feet from the ground it branches out into 20 large limbs one of which is 27 inches in circumference. Its history is both interesting and romantic. It was the riding whip of Maria Marcelina de Dominquez, a young Spanish Lady, presented to her by her lover. She planted, reared and watched over it, till the day of her death in 1865, at the advanced age of 110 years.


:2 Large Grape Vine, Montecito, California. 48 years old. April 21st, 1884.


:3 Don Juan Forsters, San Juan, Los Angeles Co., Cal. Oct. 7th, '81. 146,000 acres. Photograph by Payne, Stanton & Co., Los Angeles.


:4 Sunday May 20th, '83. Hayward & Muzzall's. Views of Santa Barbara and Vicinity. For sale at McPhail's and Mrs. Summer's Stationery stores; also at Judd's Gallery, County Bank Building.


:5 Old Adobe House, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:6 Pampas Grass, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884.


:7 Santa Barbara from the Mesa, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:8 Donkey Cart, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884


:9 Free Fern. Ms. Dominicks place, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:10 Old Mission Church. It is 160 feet long by sixty in width - its walls are eighty feet in thickness. The height the nave is forty feet. On the wall to the right hangs a picture representing a king and a monk up to their middle in the flames of purgatory. On the other side is a picture of hell. Immediately before the altar is a trapdoor opening into the vaults where are buried the missionary padres. Over the altar are many rich images of the saints. Three silver candlesticks five feet high and a silver crucifix of the same height with a golden image of the Savior suspended on it stand within the church. A door in the eastern wall leads to the cemetery.


:11 Old Adobe Building, Main St. opposite Clock Building, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884.


:12 "Snake Cactus". Found in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. The only known specimen. S.W. Faintor, 6/10/84


:13 Montecito - Santa Barbara Co., California, April 21st, 1884.


:14 Col. Nollistus House, Glen Annie, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:15 Arlington Hotel, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21, 1884.


:16 House of the De la guerras formerly belonging to the Don Jose de la Guerra of Noriega, father of Mrs. Alfred Robinson. Santa Barbara, California. April 21st, 1884.


:17 Old De la Guerra House, Santa Barbara, Calif.


:18 May 18, 1888. Old Spanish washtubs on the De la Guerra Estate, Santa Barbara, Cal.


:19 Cordero Adobe (Carrillo & S.B.)


:20 W.J. Rea, Photographer, Santa Barbara, Cala.