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California History, Common Sense and Horse Tack, 1971


Content Description

From the Collection:

The Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tape Collection contain recordings of oral histories, radio programs, meetings, lectures, telephone conversations, ceremonies, and music perfomances of local old timers and influential people. These 184 electronic files, extracted from 98 one quarter-inch reel-to-reel magnetic tapes, represent the earliest audio recordings made by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.


  • Event: 1971


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Electronic files

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Materials Specific Details

This track begins with an unidentified title researcher from Santa Barbara Title Company explaining how early property descriptions used adobe building walls as monument markers. Beginning at 00:02:25, Jim Layne speaks about his father, historian J. Gregg Layne and his efforts to sort out historical fact from fiction using common sense. Layne goes on to describe the evolution and styles of Western horse tack such as saddles, bits, and riatas.

Repository Details

Part of the Gledhill Library Repository

136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara California 93101 USA