Ventura County History

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Ventura County History


A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Santa Barbara,
San Luis Obispo, and Ventura, California

by Yda Addis Storke
Published in 1891 in Chicago by the Lewis Publishing Co.


Early Settlement  (pp. 183-194)        The More Murder
     Government and Business        Rancho Sespe
     Division from Santa Barbara        Fillmore
     Organization and Annals        Bardsdale
General Description (pp. 195-202)        An Earthly Paradise, Piru City
     Water Supply        Rancho Camulos
     Timber Supply        Rancho San Francisco
     San Nicolas Island   Western Portion of Ventura (pp. 226-228)
     Geology        Rancho Canada San Miguelito
     Climate        Rancho Canada Larga o'Verdo
     Churches of Ventura        Ojai Rancho
     Public Schools        The Ojai Valley
Eastern Portion of Ventura (pp. 203-209)        Santa Ana Valley
     Santa Clara Valley        Rancho Santa Ana
     Rancho La Colonia    San Buenaventura  (pp. 229-241)
     Hueneme        Its Institutions
     Guadalasca Rancho        Floriculture
     Las Posas Rancho        County Hospital
     Simi Rancho        Court-House
     Rancho Tapo        Jail
     Springville        Banks
     Calleguas Rancho        Churches
     Rancho El Conejo        The Press
     Newbury Park        Bench and Bar
     Timberville   Resources (pp. 241-260)
Central Portion of Ventura (pp. 210-225)        Agriculture
     Rancho San Miguel        Horticulture
     Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy        The Year's Exports
     Town of Santa Paula        Stock-Raising
     Saticoy        Bee-Keeping
     New Jerusalem        Mining
     Montalvo        Mineral Oils


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