The Lone Woman’s Last Days—Seven Weeks in Santa Barbara

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The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island sailed to Santa Barbara around September 1, 1853. She lived with the family of George Nidever for only seven weeks before she died on October 19, 1853. She was baptized with the name Juana María and buried in the Mission Santa Barbara cemetery near the bell tower.

Last updated: October 24, 2017