For thousands of years, the Chumash visited Anacapa Island, which was
known to them as "Anyapakh,” meaning "mirage.” The first European
settlers, fishermen, and sheep ranchers arrived in the 1800s. The . . . — — Map (db m141286) HM
Across Mission Oaks Boulevard, next to the 101 Freeway, remains part of a grove of Eucalyptus trees that once lined both sides of the old two-lane El Camino Real. In 1892, Adolfo Camarillo planted 650 of these trees, which stretched from Pleasant . . . — — Map (db m130636) HM
This grand three-story, 15-room home was built by Adolfo Camarillo in the Queen Ann Victorian style, using the plans of architects Herman Anlauf and Franklin Ward. The home features seven bedrooms, a grand staircase, a tower bay, a walk-in wooden . . . — — Map (db m129517) HM
In 1769 the "El Camino Real - The King's Highway” was begun by the
Franciscans and lead by Fr. Junipero Serra. Missions were situated in
areas where large populations of Indians lived and where soil was
fertile enough to sustain a settlement. As . . . — — Map (db m154365) HM
This “Fruit Brandy” still was donated by the
Robert E. Nunn family. It had been on a
ranch in the Santa Barbara area when
Wm. Templeton (father of Beth Nunn,
grandfather of Kevin and Kyle Nunn)
rescued it. On display at the Camarillo
Plumbing . . . — — Map (db m134939) HM
Richard Stephen's Grocery Store was built in 1910. The original sidewalk, inlaid in tile with the name Stephen's, remains in the floor at the main entrance to the market. Located in the grocery store at the time was a small post office and a . . . — — Map (db m131357) HM
These structures were built in 1917. Early businesses included a hardware store, shoe store and bakery. For a short time it housed a three lane bowling alley. The building was also once a grocery store. In 1930, City Hall moved into the north half . . . — — Map (db m131363) HM
Built in 1910 as Goodenough's Men's Store, this building served as the local men's clothing store until the mid-1980s. The building was then purchased and converted into a gun and sporting goods store. The building suffered moderate damage in the . . . — — Map (db m131360) HM
The Towne Theatre was constructed of unreinforced brick in 1918. The single-screen theater was used to show silent movies and the stage area was used for vaudeville. Mary Pickford performed here. The theater was closed due to extensive damage from . . . — — Map (db m131358) HM
This building was constructed in 1915 in conjunction with the Towne Theatre and served as the center for recreation in Fillmore. The first floor of the building included a one-lane bowling alley, four pool tables and a soda fountain. The second . . . — — Map (db m131365) HM
This store was completely rebuilt following the 1994 earthquake. The building has six apartments on the upper floor and a 'breezeway' to the rear parking lot. The Ballard Family has been in the furniture business for more than 60 years. This . . . — — Map (db m131364) HM
This hardware store was one of five owned by the three Hickey brothers of Ventura. The first location of this store was approximately 312 Central Avenue and was established by 1919. Harvey S. Patterson was the manager.
Harvey S. and Edith . . . — — Map (db m131361) HM
This building is one of the oldest surviving structures in Fillmore, having been built in 1913. It was constructed for the Farmers and Merchants Bank, which then became Security First National Bank and later Security Pacific National Bank, before a . . . — — Map (db m131362) HM
This building was constructed in 1917 to house the Fillmore State Bank, which had been founded in 1905 by Judge Felix Ewing and John Carne. In 1927 it became the Bank of Italy; the name was changed in 1930 to Bank of America. In 1965 the building . . . — — Map (db m77889) HM
The Southern Pacific Depot was built in 1887 during the Southern California land boom of that decade. It was saved from demolition and moved to its present site in 1974 to become the Fillmore Historical Museum. This was done through the efforts of . . . — — Map (db m132748) HM
Three minutes before midnight on the night of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed sending over twelve billion gallons of water and debris the length of the Santa Clara River Valley from San Francisquito Canyon through Piru, Fillmore, and . . . — — Map (db m146565) HM
“The Artists Barn” was established in 1936 by Mr. Lawrence Hinckley. The converted old redwood barn served for many years as an art center for Ventura County and drew national recognition. The barn and pepper tree date back to the late . . . — — Map (db m135704) HM
This church is a unique combination of two historic buildings, the Epworth and the Somis churches.
Retired Methodist ministers established the Epworth Colony in what is now the Fairview district of Moorpark. A small chapel was built in 1894 . . . — — Map (db m131705) HM
Santa Rosa School Site and School Bell
The first Santa Rosa School was built
and the school bell installed in 1912
by local farmers, among whom were
members of the Norwegian Colony in
Conejo Valley. A new school was built
in . . . — — Map (db m180259) HM
Boney Mountain overlooks a land where the old west meets the new. The horse ranch to your right was once part of a much larger operation, which extended over 10,000 acres into present-day Point Mugu State Park.
On a clear day it is . . . — — Map (db m180281) HM
Originally located some 200 yards to the north, the Stagecoach Inn was built in 1876. Its redwood lumber came by sea and was freighted up the steep Conejo Grade by multi-team wagons. From 1887 to 1901, the hotel served as a regular depot for the . . . — — Map (db m51035) HM
"The hotel was built by James Hammell as the Grand Union Hotel in 1876 and was often called the "Conejo" or "Big" Hotel. In 1885, the site was purchased by Cecil Haigh. In 1965, his grandson, H. Allen Hays, donated 4 acres and the hotel to the . . . — — Map (db m78003) HM
Matilija Hot Springs was developed as a health spa and
vacation resort by J.W.Wilcox in 1871. In 1873 cabins were
added and a hotel built. The resort was destroyed by
the floods of 1884, but rebuilt in 1885 with a bath house
and other . . . — — Map (db m167495) HM
The Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico,
completed in 1917, provide a
scenic focal point for the downtown area.
Architects Frank Mead and Richard Requa
modeled the tower after the
Christopher Columbus Cathedral
in Havana, Cuba, with . . . — — Map (db m154419) HM
The original Bowl was built in Edward Drummond Libbey's Civic Center Park in phases from 1952 to 1957 by a community effort led by the Ojai Music Festival.
The shell was designed by architects Austen Pierpont of Ojai and Roy C. Wilson of Santa . . . — — Map (db m154425) HM
The Arcade was the inspiration of winter resident Edward Drummond Libbey of Libbey Glass in Ohio. He hired the architectural firm of Mead and Requa to design the arcade. Robert Winfield was the contractor. Libbey asked merchants to contribute $10 . . . — — Map (db m117492) HM
Buried beneath this beach is the 467–foot hull of the “La Jenelle”. The luxury liner was driven aground at this site during a coastal storm on April 13, 1970. The State Lands Commission coordinated a joint federal, state and . . . — — Map (db m102962) HM
The American Beet Sugar Factory was built on a 100-acre site between 5th Street and Wooley Road in 1898 at a cost
of $2,000,000 by sugar industrialists Henry, James, Robert and
Benjamin Oxnard. It was the second largest sugar beet factory in
the . . . — — Map (db m172231) HM
Cesar E. Chavez was born in Yuma,
Arizona, on March 31, 1927. His parents
Librado and Juana Chavez came to
Oxnard to work in the walnut orchards
in 1938, 1939 and 1940. During their 1939 stay
the family lived in a storage building at
this . . . — — Map (db m146945) HM
Original - Earlier Names: (1) Christian Church. (2) First Church of Christ Scientist.
Original - Earlier Locations: (1) Corner of C and 6th Streets. (2) Corner of D and 2nd Streets.
Construction Date: Summer 1902.
Architect & Builder: E. . . . — — Map (db m194104) HM
Original Owner: David Tod Perkins. Original Location: 464 W. Pleasant Valley Road. Construction Date: Ca. 1887. Builder: Jens Rasmussen.
David Tod Perkins was the son of a prominent
Ohio family that included a . . . — — Map (db m194101) HM
Original Owner: Justin and Frances Petit. Original Location: 1900 East Wooley Road. Construction Date: Ca. 1896. Architect: Herman Anlauf.
The Petit family emigrated from France to America
in 1853 when baby Justin . . . — — Map (db m194066) HM
Archie Petre (pronounced Peter) came to Oxnard sometime before 1910 as a younger member of an extended family that included his brother-in-law and sister, George and Mabel Austin. Coincidentally, in those early years, the . . . — — Map (db m130591) HM
Chumash seafarers were so comfortable on the ocean that elder Kitsepawit once called the tomol (plank canoe) “the house of the sea.” Shipbuilders crafted the tomol by splitting driftwood, sewing planks with cordage, and caulking with . . . — — Map (db m154652) HM
Built in the 1870's by Gottfried Maulhardt
who was on the building committee for the
Santa Clara Chapel along with his brothers
Jacob and Anton plus Dominick McGrath,
Thomas Cloyne & Christian Borchard.
Gottfried grew 250 vines of the . . . — — Map (db m146638) HM
The pagoda was built in 1910 to house the pump which supplied water for irrigating the park. It was designed by architect Alfred J. Priest and built by Thomas H. Carroll, contractor. In 1911 the roof was raised to provide room for the band platform. . . . — — Map (db m120957) HM
Granted the Rancho San Francisco on January 22, 1839, to Antonio del Valle, including 48,815 square acres. Jacoba Felz filed a claim against this grant, which was dismissed June 8, 1857. The Del Valle family chose Camulos as their home, which later . . . — — Map (db m115807) HM
On August 11, 1769, the explorers and priests accompanying Portolá found a populous village of Piru Indians near this point. Carrying their bowstrings loose, the Indians offered necklaces of stones, in exchange for which Portolá presented them with . . . — — Map (db m170384) HM
Rancho Camulos has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
This residential complex possesses national
significance in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
Ygnacio del Valle established Rancho Camulos in 1853, on . . . — — Map (db m154495) HM
This memorial is dedicated to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the dam collapsed and sent billions of gallons of water down the San Francisquito Canyon, eventually meeting . . . — — Map (db m146566) HM
Built 1886-1890 by David Caleb Cook.
Destroyed by fire February 18, 1981.
Rebuilt 1981-1983 by Ruth and Scott Newhall,
with the skills of the following artists and artisans:
John L. Schleimer, J & J Construction Co., Contractor. . . . — — Map (db m170370) HM
The F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, two seat, twin engine, swing wing air superiority fighter designed and manufactured by Grumman Aerospace Corporation. In addition to its primary fighter role carrying AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and an . . . — — Map (db m154330) HM
January 31, 2000 at 4:22 PM, Alaska flight 261 ended off Anacapa Island. The flight was en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle. This monument honors and remembers for all time the eighty-eight passengers and crew members . . . — — Map (db m145063) HM
Site of Sen. Thomas R. Bard’s first home. A memorial
plot was built by the Bard family and dedicated in
1958. Now owned by the United States government
with an easement to the city of Port Hueneme for
the purpose of maintaining a memorial to the . . . — — Map (db m193908) HM
W. B. Moranda Park was constructed over the former Hueneme Slough, or lagoon. High tides created this 8-acre body of water surrounded by cattails (tules) making it a haven for water fowl. The Ventura County Railroad crossed the slough on a trestle . . . — — Map (db m136194) HM
TD-9 International Harvester Tractor with Bucyrus Erie Blade
International Harvester (IH) began manufacturing tractors in 1909. From 1939 to 1959, IH produced the TD-9 tractor. IH built 59,800 of these models, which it produced at it’s . . . — — Map (db m103004) HM WM
As early as 1857, the need for a lighthouse at Point Hueneme to mark the eastern Santa Barbara Channel entrance was recognized. In March 1873 Congress appropriated funds for a light station and a 60-acre lighthouse reservation at Point Hueneme. . . . — — Map (db m155775) HM
Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California. Founded October 17, 1890. Presented by the City of Santa Paula, California, to Union Oil Company of California, in commemoration of the company's 50 years of service to the West, August Twenty-Four, . . . — — Map (db m154493) HM
1925 Canyon School was built.
Built especially for Spanish-speaking
children to meet their language needs.
Parents were offered classes in citizenship,
health, and homemaking.
Originally, there were eight classrooms. . . . — — Map (db m184851) HM
Jose Angel Diaz and Josepha de la Torre came to Santa Paula from Mexico with their parents. They met in 1916 while working at Limoneira Packing House, married in 1919 and started the first cafe at their home in 1935. In 1936 they moved into a . . . — — Map (db m120829) HM
This home was the culmination of George
Washington Faulkner’s dream, expressed to
his bride in 1876: "We will have to begin
at the foot of the ladder and grow up with
the country, but I think that in a few years
we can have a beautiful home if . . . — — Map (db m131410) HM
This church was built in 1900 by
contributions from the members of
the congregation. The Reverend Mr.
James F. Stewart chaired the committee
of church members who supervised the
building of the church, and raising the
funds necessary for . . . — — Map (db m175578) HM
Glen Tavern Inn, built 1911.
Aquila Chase chapter,
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century,
12 October 2014.
The Glen Tavern Inn, built in 1911,
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by . . . — — Map (db m175684) HM
North Grammar School was built
in 1910 on land given by Mrs. Alice
On May 15, 1927, the PTA and Pioneer
Section of the Ebell Club rededicated
North Grammar School as McKevett
School in honor of its pioneer donor.
Local . . . — — Map (db m184881) HM
On August 13, 1769 reaching the junction of the Arroyo Mupu with the river, the place was named the Holy Martyrs, Ipólito and Casiano. Upon founding the Mission of San Buenaventura, the priests established here an asistencia and christened it Santa . . . — — Map (db m137825) HM
Minutes before midnight on the chilly evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam failed. The dam's 200-foot high concrete wall crumpled and collapsed, sending billions of gallons of raging flood waters down San Francisquito Canyon, about five . . . — — Map (db m146569) HM
The Santa Clara School District was formed in 1879 when farmers in the area wanted a public school for their children.
Members of the first Board of Trustees were Mathew Atmore, Ruben Hall and C.H. Chittenden. The first schoolhouse was built in . . . — — Map (db m125568) HM
To honor victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, March 12, 1928. This monument of native stone was placed in respectful memory of the nameless souls whose unmarked graves rest in this hallowed ground. — — Map (db m146567) HM
In 1846 General John C. Fremont passed this site of the sycamore tree on his way to sign a treaty with General Andres Pico to secure California for future annexation to the United States. It served the Padres as a resting place; the community as a . . . — — Map (db m114949) HM
The west portion of this house, which was built in the 1870s, is the original Tanner Home. Albert Miles Tanner was a member of the Mormon Battalion at the time of the War with Mexico. He opened the first hotel in Sacramento with Sam Brannon. Later . . . — — Map (db m131741) HM
Prefabricated in Southern Pacific's
Sacramento shops, shipped in sections
by rail, and assembled on this site;
the depot opened for business in
1887. The second story served as
living quarters for the station agent and
family. . . . — — Map (db m175580) HM
The Ebell Club of Santa Paula was organized in 1913. It was the ninth chapter in California. In 1917, Alice Stowell McKevett donated land for Ebell Park and erected the first half of the building in memory of her husband, Charles M. McKevett. The . . . — — Map (db m120828) HM
Site of the W. L. Hardison Estate, established in 1884 by Wallace Libbey
Hardison with his wife Clara McDonald. Hardison, born in Maine in 1850, was
a Representative in the 104th Pennsylvania Legislature before coming to
Santa Paula in 1883 with . . . — — Map (db m175487) HM
This is the site of the first meeting
of the Santa Paula Oddfellows lodge,
April 26 1884. The original hall was
destroyed by fire in 1903. The present
building with the clock tower was erected
in 1905. Community donations made it possible
to . . . — — Map (db m175682) HM
This oak and steel drilling rig was manufactured by the
Star Drilling Machine Company of Akron Ohio and used
to drill for water on the Temple Ranch, which was located
between Fillmore and Santa Paula. This model was self
propelled and . . . — — Map (db m181028) HM
Ventura County is within the historic territory of the Ventureño Chumash. The Chumash village of Sa’aqtik’oy, from which the Saticoy area takes its name, was located near this site and was first recorded in the diaries of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo . . . — — Map (db m184242) HM
This town site at Corriganville had many names in Hollywood including Dodge City, Mineral City, Tombstone, and Lone Ranger Ranch. For many of those who visited this town site, however, it was called Silvertown. Whatever the name, people came by the . . . — — Map (db m154424) HM
This is the site of the headquarters of the Spanish Rancho San Jose de Nuestra Senora de Altagarcia y Simi. The name derives from "Shimiji," the name of the Chumash village here before the Spanish. At 113,000 acres, Rancho Simi was one of the . . . — — Map (db m167458) HM
The fort was originally built in 1947 for John Ford's production
of Fort Apache, which starred John Wayne and Henry Fonda. Over
the years, the set was used for numerous films including Streets
of Laredo (1949), Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), . . . — — Map (db m196188) HM
This fantastic assemblage is one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments. In 1956, Tressa Prisbrey, then nearly 60 years old, started building a fanciful "village" of shrines, . . . — — Map (db m149173) HM
The Heritage Oak that stood on this site for more than 400 years was witness to the 4 historical periods of Simi Valley. From the Chumash Indians, to the largest land grant ever made to the Pico family in the Spanish period, through the pioneer . . . — — Map (db m132651) HM
In reverent memory of those who perished in the September 12, 2008 Metrolink Train Disaster, with hope and encouragement for those who survived, and with gratitude for the first responders for their heroism and compassion. — — Map (db m114074) HM
Built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1903 at Los Angeles Avenue and Tapo Street. Moved to its present site in 1975. Designated by the Ventura County Heritage Board in 1976 as County Historical Landmark 29. — — Map (db m117586) HM
The Simi Adobe was headquarters for the Spanish Colonial Land Grant named San Jose de Nuestra Senora de Altagracia y Simi. Santiago Pico was the original grantee in 1795, followed by three of his sons, Francisco Javier, Miguel and Patricio, to whom . . . — — Map (db m143273) HM
These are Simi Valley's only school
buildings of any significant age.
Simi School District was formed in 1889,
and school was held in one of the
colony houses, while the new building
was built and furnished for $3000.
In 1902, . . . — — Map (db m172223) HM
Community-minded citizens of Simi Valley raised the
money for the land, then asked the Ventura County
Library system to build this small building. There had
been numerous county branches here and there, using
a spare room in a church or . . . — — Map (db m173110) HM
These barns were built in the 1940s on the 5000-acre
cattle ranch in the southwest corner of Simi Valley.
The ranch had been known by many names through
the years. It was Cañada Verde during Spanish Rancho
times, then shortened to the Verde. . . . — — Map (db m173111) HM
The Somis School building is located on the former site of the Somis Methodist Church.
It was built in 1924 to replace the older school building which became the Somis Thursday Clubhouse.
Originally the school had only three classrooms. . . . — — Map (db m163459) HM
The Crowley house was built in 1910 for Frank and Mae Crowley. In the 1920s, the home served as the sales office and dining venue for
prospective home buyers
interested in purchasing a home
in the new development of
Thousand Oaks. E.B. . . . — — Map (db m134189) HM
This land was originally part of Rancho El Conejo, granted by Spain in 1803. Egbert Starr Newbury purchased 2,259 acres of the Rancho in 1874 from heirs of the Spanish grantees. With his wife, Frances, and son, Egbert Jr., he moved to the Conejo . . . — — Map (db m180771) HM
On this site Louis Goebel opened one of Southern California’s most popular tourists attractions. In 1925, Goebel purchased five lots for $50 along old Ventura Boulevard, which later became Thousand Oaks Boulevard. This land had formerly belonged to . . . — — Map (db m138682) HM
Dating as far back as 12,000 years ago until the late 1800’s, Chumash people had established many villages and seasonal encampments in this area due to territorial and ritual privileges and the abundant source of food and water bestowed upon the . . . — — Map (db m154420) HM
Historic Norwegian Grade was built by hand between 1900 and 1911 using picks, shovels, farm equipment, and $60 worth of dynamite given by the County of Ventura.
The grade was constructed by members of the Norwegian Colony and their hired help . . . — — Map (db m122817) HM
When the college opened in 1961, the chicken coops located on the Pederson ranch were converted for campus use. F Building housed the campus coffee shop, which doubled as the cafeteria, and a full soda fountain, E Building served as the library; D . . . — — Map (db m154417) HM
This house was built in 1931 by Dr.
Edwin Janss, Sr. from designs by his wife
Florence Janss. It was the weekend
retreat of the Janss family, the base of
their Conejo Valley ranch, founded in 1910,
and the family home of Edwin Janss, Jr. . . . — — Map (db m143287) HM
Mike Lang, with his brother Howard and sister Genevieve (Gene),
began a petroleum transportation business in Bakersfield in the
1920s. The business later expanded and moved to Los Angeles as
the Lang Transportation Corporation, providing truck . . . — — Map (db m180455) HM
This house, built in 1904 for Earl E. Barnes, has Classic
Revival elements as seen in its flared hip roof, clapboard
siding, and porch columns. The stained glass doors and windows, with the Mariposa Lily Design, are an original feature. This house . . . — — Map (db m131216) HM
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