Goleta, California: Japanese Sub Attack MementoesOn a foray into American waters in 1942, a WWII Japanese sub ineffectually shelled an oil refinery near the coast town of Goleta. A museum exhibit and historical marker recount the nearly forgotten incident.
History Education Center at Rancho La Patera
- 304 N. Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA
- The exhibit is in the History Education Center at Rancho La Patera, owned by the Goleta Valley Historical Society. US Hwy 101 exit 107. Drive north on Los Carneros Rd for a half-mile, then turn right at the old train depot and drive to the parking lot.
- Sa-Su 1-4 or by appt. (Call to verify)
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