SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL ARMS ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE
Founded in 1957
Name of Founders:
Bob Horton, Bill Williams, Keith Coulter, Bob Benson, Bob Borie, Jim Lane, J.D. Bowman and Bob Lathum
Wherever the US has fought, there is history to be learned. Our members form a bridge between the past and the future, preserving not only the arms and accoutrements of the past, but the stories of those who used them.
The Santa Barbara Historical Arms Association is an association of antique and collectible arms enthusiasts. Members consist of those who collect and are knowledgeable on items consisting of armor, rifles, pistols, cannons, swords, knives, medals and all the accessories that follow. The association's primary orientation is pre-1890 worldwide, but does include items from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
The purpose of the association is not forgetting the past and educating the young.
HISTORY OF ARMS THROUGHOUT THE AGES
THE PALMETTO RIFLE, AN EXAMINATION OF THE SURVIVORS
INDIANS AND JAPANESE SWORDS ON THE NORTH PLAINS FRONTIER
HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1805 PISTOL
The Palmetto Rifle and the short-lived Palmetto Armory were a direct result of the Secession Crisis of 1850 and the victory of the "Fire Eater" Radicals in the South Carolina elections of 1850.
Two photographs provide evidence that North Plains Indians procured Japanese swords at a time when such swords were very rare outside Japan. The author suggests that world travelers who had visited both Japan and the North Plains may have presented the swords as gifts to important Indian leaders.
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