Carpinteria Community Church

The Carpinteria Community Church looked like a frosted cake after the historic snow storm of 1949.

When the clouds parted this week, Carpinterians were treated to a fleeting glimpse of snow-covered mountains. Some locals should remember the town’s up-close and personal experience with snow 70 years ago, when the seaside community received inches of the white, fluffy precipitation. The anomalous storm took place on Jan. 11, 1949, and left a blanket of snow.

To learn more about Carpinteria’s unique and interesting past, visit the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 956 Maple Ave.

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