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Way Back When in Santa Barbara & Mesa Memories

Way Back When - 100 years ago today - January 27, 1919

WAY BACK WHEN - 100 years ago today, on January 27, 1919, the Santa Barbara newspaper reported that more than 500 prospective buyers had visited the city's newest subdivision called "Fair Acres." This property on the Mesa runs along both sides of Santa Cruz Boulevard from Cliff Drive to the ocean.

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Way Back When - 100 years ago today - January 17, 1919

WAY BACK WHEN - 100 years ago today, on January 17, 1919, an article in the Santa Barbara newspaper explained that the term "dough boy" originated during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. When the American soldiers were in Mexico, many of them stayed in homes made of adobe, which was also called "dobie." Over time, "dobie" morphed into "doughboy." So now you know. (Image: wikimedia)

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Way Back When - 100 years ago today - January 10, 1919

WAY BACK WHEN - 100 years ago today, on January 10, 1919, the local record store in Santa Barbara had an ad in the paper for records with titles such as, "The Rose of No Man's Land," "The Yanks with the Tanks Will Go Thru the Germans' Ranks," and my personal favorite, "Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder, or a Private with a Chicken on Your Knee?"

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Way Back When - 100 years ago today - January 1, 1919

WAY BACK WHEN - 100 years ago today, on January 1, 1919, an editorial in the Santa Barbara newspaper wrote, "Let us be kinder to our neighbors and truer to ourselves. Let us be more charitable, and less selfish." Words that could be repeated this year, and every year!

(Image: Santa Barbara Morning Press, January 1, 1919)

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