CREEKING, Confluence Sisquoc and Manzana Creek, Manzana School House

Confluence Sisquoc River and Manzana Creek, Manzana School House


Standing on the bench above the confluence of Manzana Creek and the Sisquoc River, the Schoolhouse brings to mind images of turn of the century life and homesteading. Constructed in 1893, the schoolhouse served a community of about 200 people, living on 20 homesteads near the confluence. Los Angeles precipitation records suggest that five of the seven years from 1894 to 1900 were dry in Southern California. This drought followed a relatively wet 15 year period, and would have resulted in a dramatic change in water resources. Farms failed as the drought persisted, and in 1902 the school closed. The Schoolhouse is a Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark.

Also see: Manzana Creek, Nira to Manzana Schoolhouse and Sisquoc River, Heath Camp to Tepusquet Rd.


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