Rancho La Patera
Just to the north of Santa Barbara is the quaint city of Goleta. Many people don’t know that several of the area’s most known institutions are located in the city of Goleta. One of the historical sites that Ian Filippini Santa Barbara enjoys visiting is Rancho La Patera.
Rancho La Patera is, of course, a working ranch with lemons being their main crop. It was here that the first commercial lemon crops were planted by the Stow family. It is also home to the historic Stow House and is the headquarters for the Goleta Historical Society. The Stow House museum features photographs and furniture from the three generations of Stow families that lived in the house and on the property. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara has enjoyed touring Stow House, which is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Last year, the Goleta Valley Historical Society celebrated fifty years of existence. The historical society was formed to, of course, preserve the history of the people of Goleta. Many of the residents who formed the Goleta Valley Historical Society were relatives of pioneers, (a fact that is particularly interesting to Ian Filippini Santa Barbara).
There is much more to learn about Rancho La Patera and you can go to http://stowhouse.com/plan-your-visit/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stow_House to do just that. There is also much more to learn about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara and you can go to http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.com/ and http://ianfilippini.net/ to do that.