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Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- 100 Years Ago

Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- October 20, 1918

(Photo: courtesy of John Fritsche)

WAY BACK WHEN, 100 years ago today, on October 20, 1918, the Lockheed/Loughead brothers of Santa Barbara announced their plans to fly their F-1A plane from Santa Barbara to Washington, D.C. They had set a record in April when they flew their seaplane from here to San Diego, and had high hopes for this next trip. [Spoiler alert - this new venture did not end well. More info will be coming in "Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1918."] 

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