Betsy J. Green

Author & Speaker

Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1917


The fourth book in the series of fun and interesting news in Santa Barbara 100 years ago.

1917 was the year: A “scissors artist” showed his stuff, a pet monkey terrorized De la Vina Street, the city gained an alligator, the Central Library opened, Monarchs were discovered on the Mesa, women put on pants for the first time, two earthquakes shook things up, “Flying A” celebrated an anniversary, Lutah Maria Riggs won a scholarship, and the young men of Santa Barbara marched off to war. And much, much more.

The fourth book in the series of fun and interesting news in Santa Barbara 100 years ago.

1917 was the year: A “scissors artist” showed his stuff, a pet monkey terrorized De la Vina Street, the city gained an alligator, the Central Library opened, Monarchs were discovered on the Mesa, women put on pants for the first time, two earthquakes shook things up, “Flying A” celebrated an anniversary, Lutah Maria Riggs won a scholarship, and the young men of Santa Barbara marched off to war. And much, 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