Four generations of Craviottos, clockwise from left: Fred Craviotto in the 1890s; his son E.J. Craviotto in the early 1920s; E.J.'s son Danny (left), now age 70, and Charlie, 74; and Danny's son John, now 41.
From: Ruth Caldwell of Santa Barbara for husband Norman
Occasion: First Fiesta, 1924.
Background: Norman's dad was a businessman in Santa Barbara at that time. He, Perry Martinsen and others were to portray Spanish soldiers. Their costumes included leather boots, thigh-high with cuffs.
Scene: A replica of an early galleon-style ship was obtained and anchored off Summerland. The "actors" boarded the ship and were brought to Santa Barbara under tug power. The shore boat beached west of Stearns Wharf. Norm's father made a "dry" landing, but Perry Martinsen made a "wet" landing, getting boots full of water, so he squished up State Street.
The yacht basin and marinas were't there. It was open, sandy beach.
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