Author Signing - Carina Monica Montoya "Fillmore"

Author Signing

Carina Monica Montoya


Saturday March 25th


Bank of Books

820 E. Main St

Santa Paula, CA 93060


About the Book

Fillmore is nestled at the foot of the Topatopa Mountains at the confluence of the Santa Clara River and Sespe Creek. The town was formed in 1887 and named after Jerome A. Fillmore, who was the general superintendent for the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time. The rail line enabled passenger travel and the transport of commercial agricultural products, and it put Fillmore on the map. Incorporated in 1914, Fillmore is one of the oldest incorporated towns in Ventura County and is designated as part of the county’s agricultural greenbelt. Fillmore’s history is based on it being located on some of the most productive agricultural and oil-rich lands in the country. Today, it is still a predominately agricultural town that supplies citrus, avocados, and a variety of vegetable crops around the country and broad. It is a hidden small-town gem in Southern California, and its downtown architecture epitomizes small-town charm, making it a popular tourist destination and site for film and television productions.

About the Author

Author Carina Monica Montoya is a native Californian and resident of Fillmore. She has written several books for Arcadia Publishing. Some of the vintage images included here span more than 100 years and showcase Fillmore’s rich and vibrant history.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
820 E. Main Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Fillmore (Images of America) By Carina Monica Montoya Forsythe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467109185
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - January 30th, 2023

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