Betsy J. Green

Author & Speaker

Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1915

More tales of the wacky and weird events in SB taken from the local newspapers.

1915 was the year of: The peacock tamale scandal! The SB movie actress nobody knows! (Nearly) naked ladies cavorted on the Channel Islands! A stagecoach robber returned to town! TNT and torpedoes on July 4! A “Flying A” actor defied death on the tracks! A “devil fish" threatened Stearns Wharf! The great New Year’s Eve snowball fight! And much more.

Books

Local history & humor
The fourth book in the series of fun and interesting news in Santa Barbara 100 years ago. Still only $9.95.
The third in the series of history & humor books about Santa Barbara's history -- one year at a time. $9.95
More tales of the wacky and weird events in SB taken from the local newspapers. $9.95
Tales of everyday life in Santa Barbara 100 years ago, told with wit and humor. $9.95
Local history
MESApedia is the first comprehensive history of Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, containing more than 400 entries and images, portraying life on the Mesa in the 1800s.
A photographic history tracing the development of a village just west of Chicago.
How-to
"Could be a runaway bestseller!"
--Old-House Journal