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Maria Rafaela Francisca Romona Cota de Ruiz
Oval portrait bust of Maria Rafaela Francisca Romona Cota de Ruiz in a black Artistic Portraits frame. Born October 25 1838 in Santa Barbara; married 1859; died June 14, 1905.

Ventura Eucalyptus Grove Co. Tract #1 Part of Sect. 25 of T4N - R19W map
Ventura Eucalyptus Grove Co. tract #1 part of sect. 25 of T4N - R19W
[Notes: Vicinity of Buckhorn, SW of Piru, Calif; J - 9, Automobile Club of Southern California, Map of Ventura County, ©2003]

St. Thomas of Villanova Preparatory School post card
Exterior view of St. Thomas of Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai.
[Albertype Co., Brooklyn, New York (Postcards of Quality)]

Soper's Ranch House and Service Station Postcard
A car is pulled up to a service station pump. Above it is a sign reading "Fredricksburg Beer" on the left half and "Soper's Ranch Cafe & Cottages" on the right. A shack sits to the right of the pumping station with a sign on top that says "Cottages…

Maricopa Highway, Ojai, California postcard
Bird's eye view of Maricopa Highway, highway 33, in Ojai.
[Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., The Finest American Made View Post Cards; Boardman's Rexall Drug Store, Ojai, California]

El Roblar Hotel postcard
View of Ojai Avenue in front of El Roblar Hotel, which is visible on the left hand side of the postcard. Post office building is on the right further down the street. Overhanging tree branches are at top of postcard.
[Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.,…

Ojai Avenue, Ojai, California 1930 postcard
Caption: "Ojai Avenue, Ojai California."
Street view of Ojai Avenue. Early 20th century automobiles are parked on both sides of the busy tree-lined street. One car drives away from the viewer. The vine covered Arcade sits to the left, and the United…

Street in Ojai, California postcard
Street view (Ojai Ave.) in Ojai, dirt road with post office on left side and arcade on right side. Cars are parked on the street and some people are visible.
[Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., Post Cards of Quality; Crampton Pharmacy, Ojai, California]

Ojai Valley Country Club postcard
Exterior view of the Ojai Valley Country Club, grass in foreground and mountains in the background. A flagpole is visible on the left.
[American Colortype, Chicago]


Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club Meeting at La Conchita del Mar
Beach scene crowded with cars, people walking and standing around, and motorcycles. Ocean is in the background. Meeting of the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club in 1925.

Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club Hill Climb at La Conchita del Mar
Scene of a hill climb at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club. Cars appear to be parked facing the camera in a field or beach. Beach is in the far background. A hill appears to be in foreground. A track appears to be drawn with two men…

Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club Hill Climb at La Conchita del Mar
Scene of the bottom run of a hill climb at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club. Many cars are parked facing the bottom of a hill. Motorcyclists are at the bottom of the hill with many spectators standing around. Beach is in the far…

Preparing for Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club Hill Climb
Scene at meeting of the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club at La Conchita del Mar showing men standing and sitting around vehicles and motorcycles at the base of a hill, preparing for a hill climb on their motorcycles.

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Motorcycle and Rider, Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club Hill Run
Rider on his motorcycle headed up a hill during a hill run at meeting of the Santa Barbara Motorcycle Club.

A screenshot of the COVID-19 emergency alert sent at 3:10 pm on Friday June 26 from the County to warn people about the rise in coronavirus cases in the county.

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Family of Elba Reed, Santa Paula, circa 1910. From left to right: Harley, Wilson, Murl, Nell, Grace, Ray, Buck (baby), Mabel Reed (spouse of Elba),…

J. H. Bradley
Bust portrait of J. H. Bradley, wearing a suit looking to the left of camera. He established the Ventura Signal newspaper in 1871.

Shamrock Auto Court Postcard
An l-shaped dirt road lined with squat bungalows making up a motel. Mountains are visible in the background.
[Artvue Post Card Co., 225 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.]


Frame Houses
Snapshot of two frame houses that are still standing but are almost completely destroyed. Taken after the St. Francis Dam disaster. The home on the left appears to have the doors and windows blown out. Muddy ground around the houses and in the image…

Using Clamshell to Pile Debris after St. Francis Dam Disaster
A snapshot of a clamshell bucket attached to a crane being used to remove and pile debris caused by the flooding after the St. Francis Dam disaster. A man is walking from the clamshell and a very tall pile of debris.

Captain Arnold Miller on Horseback
Captain Arnold Miller on horseback. Miller is carrying a rifle in one hand and holding horse's reins in the other and is looking into the camera. Photo caption reads: Aug. 31st 1935. Capt. Arnold Miller. 101 yrs. old. Starts on a lion hunt Hartman's…

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Jury in John Churchill Trial
Group portrait of the jurors that tried and acquitted John Churchill. Churchill was charged with the murder of T. Wallace More in 1877.

Standing (l-r): C. C. Bornune, Mr. Reitte, Alex Grey, John Hund, Ed Arnold, Alpha Buker, Charles Burke

Close-up of Erosion
Snapshot of a man in a suit, hat, and glasses standing with a measuring stick in ditch in a field. He appears to be taking a measurement. Library records state: "A close-up of erosion."

Erosion in Alfalfa Field
Snapshot of a man kneeling next to a plant examining it with one hand and possibly a measuring device in his other hand. His hat lays on the floor. Library records state: "Showing 18" erosion in alfalfa field."
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