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Did You Know… ? China Alley

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014

Did you know… that the Chinese community played a large role in Ventura’s history? Here’s a snippet of that history and what Ventura has done to celebrate it.

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Did You Know… ? Los Padres National Forest

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013

Did you know… that Ventura County is hemmed in by a national forest? And it’s big!

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Did You Know… ? Poinsettia City By The Sea

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013

Did you know… that Ventura is known as “Poinsettia City by the Sea?” There are now few poinsettia growers left but the it’s still our official flower.

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Did You Know… ? Old Creek Ranch Winery

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013

Did you know… that Old Creek Ranch Winery was part of a Spanish 22,000 acre land grant? The winery still stands today. Find out all about it.

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Did You Know… ? Trains

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013

Did you know… that the first train to arrive in Ventura was in 1887? It was a pretty big deal. Today, we have have two depots.

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Did You Know… ? Surfing

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013

Did you know… that surfing in California dates back to 1885? Or that Ventura County is home to many surf-industry legends?

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Did You Know… ? Beer Revolution

Posted by on May 4, 2013

Did you know… that Winchesters Grill in Ventura was once a print shop? Or that Ventura County is becoming the home-brew capital of America? Read on.

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Did You Know… ? Cut Flowers

Posted by on May 3, 2013

Did you know… that Ventura is credited as the originator of America’s commercial cut flower industry? Learn how Theodosia Shepherd started a revolution.

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