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Santa Paula, California Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
Union Oil Company Building
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 996 — Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California — On the National Register of Historic Places
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 . . . — Map (db m51706) HM
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 132 — Familia Diaz CafeFormerly Las Quince Letras
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
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 1 — Faulkner House1894
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
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 727 — Portolá Expedition
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 m51468) HM
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial
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 m123933) HM
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 9 — Santa Clara Schoolhouse
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
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — St. Francis Dam Disaster
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 m123934) HM
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 756 — Sycamore Tree
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
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 46 — Tanner HomesteadVentura County Historical Landmark #46
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
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — 76 — The Ebell Club
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

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