By Jim Campos – – Photo: Bob Garibay of Bob’s Garage.

Photo: Bob’s Garage in Carpinteria, California.

Clark’s directory listed the community’s business telephone numbers, but few individual ones, since hardly anyone owned a home phone. Clark’s directory, however, was a grand achievement. It listed every Carpinteria resident who had a street address, including spouses, and their means of livelihood.  As such, the directory was a snapshot of life in the Valley in the year 1940.

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