Murderers, Bootleggers, and Surfers: Rincon Point, Then and Now

COST: [$10-$15]
Organizer: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

A talk by Vince Burns and Stephen Bates

In 1875, the decomposed corpse of John Norton was uncovered in a shallow grave at Rincon Point.  Learn the details of the sensational trial as well as other true tales that have given Rincon Point a reputation both famous and infamous as told by Vince Burns and Stephen Bates in Murderers, Bootleggers and Surfers: Rincon Point, Then and Now.

Vince Burns is a longtime publishing executive who writes regularly on surf history. He helped build his grandmother’s house on Rincon Point. Stephen Bates is a professor of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Bates family owned Rincon Point for more than a century.

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Members $10, Guests $15

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