“There were three Santa Barbara boys who started aviation careers with their kite-flying. They were the Loughead brothers, Victor, Malcolm, and Allan, whose mother, Flora Haines Loughead, was a writer for the Independent, one of Santa Barbara’s three newspapers at the turn of the century. The name Loughead was pronounced “Lockheed.”
—Walker A. Tompkins, It Happened In Old Santa Barbara (1976)
The following story written by Flora Haines Loughead recounts a folktale about hidden treasure in San Roque Canyon.
Two of her sons, Allan and Malcolm, founded Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara in 1916. The company name would later be changed to Lockheed.
The San Francisco Morning Call originally published the story of lost treasure in 1895.
A Hidden Treasure: Many Have Searched For It In Vain
Flora Haines Loughead
From the beginning of civilization, when people commenced to find that they had a past and to…
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