Oxnard: 1941-2004

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Home to 185,000 residents, the seaside community of Oxnard is known for its seven miles of white-sand beaches, views of the Channel Islands, a bustling fisherman's wharf, and an agricultural history that continues to be celebrated by such popular events as the annual strawberry festival. The second half of the 20th century brought change to this coastal gem, beginning with a population boom following World War II. The establishment of military bases at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu along Ventura County's Gold Coast and the rise of electronic, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries contributed to the growth of the city and surrounding areas. With the development of Heritage Square in the 1980s and the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District in the 1990s, the citizens of Oxnard have worked to preserve their unique history.
ISBN: 9780738529530
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 his hometown, including a photographic tour of Oxnard's early years. Picking up where Oxnard: 1867–1940 left off, Maulhardt here presents the best of the 2,000 images in his personal collection and many others from the Ventura County Historical Museum and the Oxnard Public Library.
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