February 23, 2024
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Street Smarts: Happy 150th to Stearns Wharf, a landmark in the region’s history


Happy 150th anniversary to Stearns Wharf, which brought large-scale commerce and trade to the Central Coast when John Peck Stearns built it in 1872. The wharf in Santa Barbara brought commercial fishing and trade to the area before the railroad arrived. It also served as the launch point for the lima bean industry, which became…


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