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

San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct

Settling Tank

 
 
Mission Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
1. Mission Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.  San Buenaventura Mission was an oasis of abundance. Visitors, including British Captain George Vancouver (1793) and the American California resident Alfred Robinson (early 1800s), commented on the good yield of the gardens and orchards. The nearby San Buenaventura River and a well-engineered aqueduct system supported the mission's agricultural production. Water was brought from 7.5 miles away through a covered aqueduct system including two filtering tanks, El Caballo and the settling tank at the rear of the Mission. The aqueduct delivered water to the vineyard, orchards, and gardens and provided water for the lavanderia. The system was started by Father Cambon in 1782 and was still functional until the 1860s.
 
Erected by San Buenaventura Mission. (Marker Number 310.)
 
Location. 34° 16.883′ N, 119° 17.863′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Main Street west of Palm Avenue. Located behind the mission, open 10-5 daily. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East Main Street, Ventura CA 93001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Mission Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
2. Mission Aqueduct Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Lavanderia (within shouting distance of this marker); El Caballo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chumash Hutash Fiesta (approx. ¼ mile away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. ¼ mile away); Old County Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); Erle Stanley Gardner’s Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Cunane House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — Three aqueduct sites shown in photos on the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Mission Website. (Submitted on October 12, 2018.)
 
Categories. AgricultureHispanic AmericansNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Settling Tank & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
3. Settling Tank & Marker
Settling Tank & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
4. Settling Tank & Marker
Located behind the Mission Church, in the courtyard between the Mission and Holy Cross School.
Mission & Settling Tank image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
5. Mission & Settling Tank
San Buenaventura Mission image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
6. San Buenaventura Mission
California Historical Landmark #310 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
7. California Historical Landmark #310
Street Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
8. Street Sign
Mission Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
9. Mission Church
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on October 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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