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During World War II the Little Theater, which Allan Hancock built many years before, was reconditioned for use of the members of the newly-formed Cadet Club. Its floors were sanded and waxed to create an ideal dance floor, and its stage accommodated a full dance orchestra.
Of all the symbols associated with the romance of the early West, the cattle brand is one of the most significant, ranking up there with the horse, the Colt 45 and the Winchester repeating rifle.
Back in 1963, youngsters of the Santa Ynez Valley boys and girls made their "own fun" with bicycle rides, games, tenting in the back yard, picnicking, swimming and just plain loafing...
Heart of the Valley: June highlights include the hottest day in Santa Maria history with a recorded high of 105 degrees, causing pavement to buckle up as high as a foot in some areas of the city.
Heart of the Valley: The suspense was over. Santa Maria’s part in the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles had been accomplished and, although John Paulsen didn’t win any prizes, he was the toast of the town. Mainly, it was said, because he was the one contestant among many who didn’t have any alibis for his loss.
Heart of the Valley: The Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Guadalupe, the most northern and western in the archdiocese, was blessed and dedicated on March 14, 1959 by his Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre.
Heart of the Valley: May 7, 1873: The first religious society, The Methodist Episcopal, was organized at a meeting held at Fleisher’s Hall located on the northeast corner of Main and Broadway.