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Throwback Thursday: A trip to Solvang, circa 1978

CBS 8 San Diego

SOLVANG, Calif. - Have you ever wanted to take a time machine back to the 1970s to visit Santa Barbara County? You're in luck, sort of.

CBS 8 in San Diego visited the Danish Town of Solvang way back in 1978.

The story ran throughout San Diego when the only way to see the Danish Capital of America was either on your TV or with your own two eyes.

Although decades have passed, much about the town remains the same.

The iconic windmills, Rasmussen's shop and the Danish Mill Bakery can be seen in the old film. One thing that might be foreign to younger generations: payphones. The red payphone boxes can still be found in Solvang... sans actual phones.

Styles evolve, new cars are made, and opinions change, but the quaint Danish town still remains (mostly) unchanged! 41 years later, the gem of the Santa Ynez Valley is still one-of-a-kind.

The full report can be found on CBS 8's YouTube page.

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