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Saint Barbara



Santa Barbara is unique among California cities in that its patron saint is regularly portrayed in community pageants for over one hundred years. Annually a representative from the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Reina Del Mar Parlor 126, an organization dedicated to the preservation of California history, selects a member to portray the Saint Barbara at various Old Spanish Days Fiesta activities. Saint Barbara makes appearances at La Fiesta Pequeña and Las Noches de Ronda as well as riding in El Desfile Histórico on a float that has been sponsored by the Native Daughters chapter since 1926.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Delgado (Jennifer) Fiesta photograph collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2018-013
Dates: Publication: 1939
Found in: Gledhill Library

Fiesta Parade

Content Description From the Collection:

The J. Walter Collinge Photograph Collection contains over three hundred photographs by Santa Barbara photographer J. Walter Collinge (1883-1964). Primarily 8" x 10" black and white prints of architectural and scenic images, the collection also contains signed oversize and hand-tinted color photographs.

Dates: 1919 - 1961

Mary Louise Days as Saint Barbara

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-034
Dates: 1965
Found in: Gledhill Library