dispatches & explored: August 2013

Lookout! No. 13 Santa Ynez Peak

Another of the myriad of lookout towers set atop Los Padres points in 1934 (see Cuyama Peak and Thorn Point as examples), the Santa Ynez site is now — like its long-lost bethren — dominated by communications arrays. The 30′ … Continue reading

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Diamond in the Rough: Santa Barbara Potrero

d/b/a Station to Station No. 5: Sierra Madre Guard Station CCC Boys at Santa Barbara Potrero, 1938 (more on Company 2925-C later). And yes, the enamel sign reads “Santa Barbara Potrero Camp.” In the summer of 2011, the RSO endeavored … Continue reading

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