Ventura County (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Ventura County has its roots in the founding of Mission San Buenaventura during the Spanish era (1769-1821). During the Mexican era (1822-1846), expansive mission lands were divided and granted out as ranchos for individual landownership to those with political influence and to former soldiers for loyal service during the war. When California became a state in 1850, settlers, prospectors, and developers began to purchase rancho lands. Ventura County became one of the most productive agricultural and oil-rich lands in the state and country. Farmland dominated much of the county's landscape in the early years--oranges were its most popular fruit, and sugar beets were its prized commodity. Although the county still has an agricultural landscape in many of its cities and towns, the county is a patchwork of farms, islands, high-tech businesses, and military defense installations. It is as diverse as its people.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467106955
ISBN-10: 146710695X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 7th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America

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