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Nestled in the coastal mountains of Southern California, the Ojai Valley was first settled by ranchers in the 1870s. They were drawn by glowing reports from the renowned travel writer Charles Nordhoff. The valley soon became a popular tourist destination, with its own luxury hotel and small mountain resorts. One wealthy Easterner who wintered in the valley was Ohio glass tycoon Edward Drummond Libbey. In 1916, Libbey transformed the center of what was to become the city of Ojai into a beautiful expression of Mission Revival architecture. These historic structures have been preserved by the community and continue to define the town as a quaint Spanish village.
ISBN: 9780738581088
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 218
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Richard Hoye, the Ojai Valley Museum's principal researcher, previously collaborated with coauthor Tom Moore on Images of America: Ojai. Coauthor Craig Walker revived the community's annual Ojai Day celebration. More than 200 vintage postcards were collected for this nostalgic look at this popular Ventura County destination.
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