Legendary Locals of Oxnard

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The roots of Oxnard history begin on the fertile plain of western Ventura County. A century after the Native Chumash were interrupted by the Spanish Mission system, the rancho period that followed was slow to develop on the Oxnard Plain. By the late 19th century, groups of newcomers from Europe, Latin America, and the post–Civil War states began settling on the agricultural terrain. After experimenting with various dry crops, the introduction of the cash crop of sugar beets brought about the next wave of emigration from Asia, as well as a steady flow of emigrants from the Latin countries. As Oxnard has grown, so has its diverse population and the contributions from the many residents who have made this area their home for generations. Legendary Locals of Oxnard offers a glimpse of some of these individuals.
ISBN: 9781467100564
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 149
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt has tapped into his many connections to the area to offer a chapter of history that is continually being discovered. In addition to the 14 books he has authored—nine with Arcadia Publishing—he has dedicated the last decade to helping establish a history museum in Oxnard that will serve as the home for more pictures and stories of legendary locals.
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