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Ventura Avenue, Circa 1900
Bird's eye view of Ventura Avenue, running along the center of the image. The Avenue has one or two buildings visible. Mountains visible in the background. According to library records: "Above Gosnell house where oil
wells are. Old Notten house -…

Canet Apricot Drying Camp
Group photo of eight men at work drying apricots on Canet Ranch on "The Avenue" in Ventura. The Avenue refers to Ventura Ave. Five men sit in front of a shed, while stand near apricot drying trays. Some trays are stacked and others are laid out for…

George Gilbert Home on Ventura Avenue
Exterior view of the George Gilbert home, a two-story home with a porch and balcony above the porch. View is from outside the front fence. People, presumably the Gilbert family stand on the balcony. On the porch, a girl is seated at a melodeon next…

Cañada Larga Bridge, 1899
View of the Cañada Larga Bridge from the banks below after it was newly built in 1899. Signs for Chaffee's, possibly a clothing store, visible in the image. Museum records indicate: "Cañada Larga new structure built in 1899 - rubble masonry abutments…

Cañada Larga Bridge
View of Cañada Larga Bridge, a small wooden bridge, Ventura Avenue, prior to 1899. Ventura Avenue is a winding dirt road.

Ventura Avenue, 1905
Bird's eye view of Ventura Avenue in Ventura, CA. View is looking north from Park Row according to library records. Several houses and small neighborhoods visible, as well as mountains in the background. Ventura Avenue runs along the middle of the…

Apricot Pickers on the Staire Ranch
Group photo of apricot pickers, men, women, and children, on the Staire Ranch standing in front of a pitting shed. Staire Ranch was on Ventura Avenue. On the right, the woman with dirty apron, hand to head, is Muriel C. Eells. Man in dark coveralls…

Aerial View of Ventura, 1947
Vertical aerial view of Ventura downtown and the Avenue area.


View of Ventura Avenue in 1914
A view of Ventura Avenue in 1914 prior to the boom.


Avenue Oil Field
Bird's eye view of Avenue Oil Field, writing on photograph states: Petroleum Securities Lease Avenue Oil Field. Photo taken from hill at Gosnell Bend on Ventura Avenue.


Adobe on site of Hill School
The "House of the Angel," an adobe on the site of the Hill School, distant view. The first Republican Club also met in the adobe according to the caption attached to photo. Image also shows a dirt road running in front of the adobe along the hill and…

Ventura Oil Field and Ventura Ave. Panorama
Panoramic bird's eye view of Ventura Oil Field and Ventura Avenue.

Ventura Avenue, 1880
Bird's eye view of Ventura Avenue, looking north from Main Street. Tico Adobe is pictured on viewer's left foreground. A horse drawn cart are on a dirt road. Fields, trees and houses line the road.
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