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Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chumash Hutash Fiesta

San Miguel Chapel

 
 
Chumash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
1. Chumash Marker
Inscription.  The Chumash Indians used this site to celebrate their Hutash Fiesta, held after the harvest each year towards the end of September. The Hutash Fiesta coincided with the Spanish Missionary's San Miguel Day giving the historic Chapel built on the site its name. The original time and place of the County Fair was selected to coincide with the Hutash Fiesta and San Miguel Day.
 
Erected 1975 by City of Ventura. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHispanic AmericansNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real, “The King's Highway” (California) series list.
 
Location. 34° 16.692′ N, 119° 17.777′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Palm Street, on the right when traveling east on Thompson Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ventura CA 93001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Buenaventura China Alley Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
2. Chumash Marker
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line); Peirano Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lavanderia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Cunane House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dacy Fazio House (approx. ¼ mile away); San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Community (approx. ¼ mile away); Erle Stanley Gardner’s Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
 
More about this marker. .
This site is located at the southwest corner of Thompson Blvd and Palm Street. It is protected as a natural open space park by the city parks department.

This site was the location of the first outpost and center of operations while the first Mission San Buenaventura was being constructed.

"Coast Live Oak Tree, Historic Landmark Number 96," located at the southwest corner of the site, was designated by City Council resolution in 2006. The tree is estimated to be 200 years old.

This site is on the historic road connecting the California missions, and an El Camino Real Mission Bell Marker has been erected here.

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Brick Mosaic near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
3. Brick Mosaic near Marker
200 Year Old Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 1, 2019
4. 200 Year Old Oak Tree
City Historic Landmark No. 96.
El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 1, 2019
5. El Camino Real Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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