Rincon Point

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Overview
Rincon Point is renowned as the Queen of the Coast, one of the premier surfing spots in the world, but that is only a fragment of its rich history. Before the arrival of Europeans, it was a Chumash village called Shuku. In the 19th century, it was part of Rancho El Rincon, whose owners included a rich but illiterate Californio rancher, an English physician who made house calls by bicycle, and a Chilean pharmacist who dispensed drugs out of an old ship’s cabin. It was the site of a scandalous love-triangle murder in the 1870s, a rickety highway on stilts in the 1910s, and a raunchy honky-tonk in the 1920s. Banditos, nudists, movie stars, long-boarders—they have all shaped Rincon Point, a place immortalized by novelists, poets, painters, photographers, and the Beach Boys.
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ISBN: 9781467108706
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 179
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Authors Vincent Burns and Stephen Bates have deep roots in the area. Burns helped build his grandmother’s house on the point and writes regularly on surf history. Bates’s great-grandfather acquired Rancho El Rincon in 1885, and it remained in the family for more than a century. This book features unique photographs from the Bateses and other early settlers, pioneer surfers of the 1950s and 1960s, the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, and elsewhere.
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