Ken Slaught Highlights Historic Sights Gaviota Tunnel and Burton Mound as Must-Sees

Visiting the Gaviota Pass is undoubtedly a way to have a flashback of almost two centuries time.

Santa Barbara, CA - April 11, 2018 /MarketersMedia/

While the West Coast of the United States is often thought of as the modern and technologically forward coast, there is still much history to be found, some spots right in Santa Barbara County. Local property expert and Founder of Investec, Ken Slaught invites the readers of his blog to review and rediscover Santa Barbara’s history by visiting its most relevant landmarks, ranked on the California State Historical Landmarks list. “I have chosen the most important, best ranked historical landmarks in Santa Barbara … Hopefully this list is will be an opportunity for you to choose your favorite sites to visit in your next trip to Santa Barbara,” writes Slaught.

Far beyond being only a pass, the Gaviota Tunnel witnessed a Mexican-American War episode, dating back from 1846. As it is printed on its descriptive plaque, this pass was used as the perfect place for the local defense to plot an ambush against Lieutenant Colonel Fremont, who was cautioned of the trap. This mission was eventually accomplished with no violence or murders. Visiting the Gaviota Pass is undoubtedly a way to have a flashback of almost two centuries time. It is ranked 248 on the California Historical Landmarks official list.

Declared to gather some of the foremost archaeological proof in the state of California, Burton Mound is an ancient indigenous village which was discovered in 1542 by navigator and explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, first European to set foot on current California. “It is said that native population died in the early 19th century from several diseases apparently introduced by the Catholic missions in Santa Barbara,” notes Ken Slaught. Coming to Burton Mound is a great opportunity to visit a Historical Landmark named in 1939 thanks to its precious contribution to Californian history. Burton Mound is officially ranked 306.

Founder of Investec Real Estate Companies, Ken Slaught has been in the industry for more than four decades. A dedicated investment strategist, he manages more than 3 million square feet of property throughout California. With total transactions valued above $1.2 billion, Investec has grown to become one of Santa Barbara’s leading real estate firms. An avid philanthropist, Mr. Slaught is involved with many non-profit and community organizations, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West. Contributing to the benefit of youth in the area, he dedicates considerable time to these and other worthy causes.

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