Oxnard: 1867-1940

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Stretching out along the beautiful Pacific shoreline, Oxnard is the largest city in Ventura County. The flat plain area lay fallow for nearly a century after the original population, the Chumash Indians, concentrated around the mission of San Buenaventura. The first crops were planted by German and Irish immigrants in 1867, and by 1898, Henry T. Oxnard and his investors saw the potential to build the largest sugar factory in the world. These days, the annual strawberry festival attracts thousands of visitors who come to celebrate the city's deep agricultural roots.
ISBN: 9780738529301
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt is a fifth-generation Oxnard native, a history teacher, and the author of several books about Oxnard, including The Day the New York Giants Came to Oxnard; The First Farmers of the Oxnard Plain; Beans, Beets, and Babies; and The Oxnard Pagoda-A Community Gathering Place. Sifting through the 2,000 images in his personal collection and many others from the Ventura County Historical Museum and the Oxnard Public Library, Maulhardt traces the early years of the city he knows and loves.
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