Posted by: James Wapotich | June 4, 2015

Trail Quest: Manzana Homesteads

A couple weeks ago I hiked along the Manzana and Sisquoc visiting the various homestead sites for a series of articles. This week’s article focuses on the homesteads found along Manzana Creek. Article appears in section A of today’s edition of Santa Barbara News-Press. The next article will cover the history of Manzana Schoolhouse.

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Scenery along Manzana Trail

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Map courtesy

Older articles can be seen by scrolling down or using the search feature in the upper right corner. Articles from the News-Press appear here a couple months after they appear in the News-Press.


  1. James:: I read your article. You always amaze me with your research. I knew some of the history of Manzana, but you greatly added to it. I would also like to hear more about the Native American presence in the back-country. I look forward to every article you write. Thank you!

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