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Originally founded as Nuevo, the community of Ramona is now known affectionately as the Valley of the Sun and was for decades labeled the "Turkey Capital of the World." Long before Spanish missionaries trekked across the verdant valley, 'Ipaay and Kumeyaay Indians called the area home. The temperate climate, fertile valleys, and easy access to both the ocean and to the mountains have made Ramona an ideal place to live for thousands of years. From the Mexican era of land grants to today, Ramona has always been associated with ranching, rodeos, and rural life. Today, nestled in the hills above San Diego, Ramona is a unique blend of rural and urban life.
ISBN: 9780738581620
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 208
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and Ramona resident Richard L. Carrico is an award-winning historian, archaeologist, university professor, and writer. With more than 35 years of experience in interpretation and preservation of archaeological and historical resources, Carrico is particularly proud of sharing the story of Ramona and its people. He is on the advisory board of the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society, whose extensive photographic archives from the Guy B. Woodward Museum form the basis of this book. This photographic journey through more than 10,000 years of history is the collaborative effort of Carrico and the Woodward Museum.
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