Betsy J. Green

Author & Speaker

Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1916

The third in the series of history & humor books about Santa Barbara's history -- one year at a time.

1916 was the year: The Lockheeds set up their seaplane business on the beach, and young ladies’ swimsuits caused a scandal. A “Flying A” stuntman drove a car over an abyss, and a new speed record was set on San Marcos Pass. There was a major crime cover-up at the Potter Hotel. A “human fly” climbed a clock tower on State Street. Mysterious whangdoodles sailed through the air. 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