November 23, 2023
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Lockheed Martin’s 100 years on the Central Coast


Lockheed Martin, then known as Loughead Aircraft, launches a plane in 1918 at East Beach. During their brief stay in Santa Barbara a century ago, the Lockheed brothers molded the Central Coast’s economy for decades to come. The aviation pioneers, known as the Loughead brothers before they changed their last name, moved their fledgling aircraft…


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