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Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- 100 Years Ago

"WAY BACK WHEN" WEDNESDAY - 100 years ago this week

One hundred years ago this week, an article in the Santa Barbara newspaper wrote about the Red Cross volunteers at the Santa Barbara depot who met the trains of soldiers returning from World War I with hot coffee, doughnuts, cigars, cigarettes, apples, oranges and postcards. (A photo of this is on the cover of my "Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1918" book. Image: courtesy of John Fritsche)

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Way Back When - 100 years ago today - February 6, 1919

WAY BACK WHEN, 100 years ago today, this cartoon was published in Santa Barbara's "The Morning Press." Income tax had begun back in 1913. (Some things never change, eh?)

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