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Ventura County Hospital, 1900
Exterior side view of the Ventura County Hospital taken from the street in front of it. Garden at side of the hospital in the foreground. Two boys or men are sitting on the fence along the front of the hospital, while three figures stand on the…

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Ventura County Hospital
Exterior view of the Ventura County Hospital, with land around the building and sidewalk and fencing around building in view.

According to museum records: "The hospital was built in 1882, demolished in 1922. Near the site of May Henning School…

Train Wreck West of Ventura, 1901
Scene of a train wreck occurring west of Ventura. Rail cars are seen laying across the tracks. Many men and women stand around the wrecked train cars along the tracks and along the fencing along the coastline. Mountains or hills on the right side of…

Ventura County Courthouse Annex
Exterior side view of the Ventura County Courthouse Annex building, taken shortly after it was built. Jail visible in rear of the annex.

James Crothers Sits in Horse and Buggy
James Crothers looks at the camera from inside his horse drawn buggy in front of Seaside Oil Company gas station at the corner of California and Santa Clara Streets in Ventura. White Garage is behind him on the right.

Dingman Family at Foster Park, Ventura
W. H. Dingman and family sit at a picnic bench under a very large tree at Foster Park in Ventura, CA. There are two women, a man, and a boy looking at the viewer. A convertible or open car is on the left of the image, parked in the grass.

Erle Stanley Gardner and Judge Blackstock
Erle Stanley Gardner, left, and Judge Blackstock, right, stand in the outdoors behind some barbed wire fencing. They both hold rifles and look off to the left of the viewer.

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Frank Marr on Samson Tractor
Frank Marr sits on a Samson tractor pulling farm equipment. Photo taken from behind, Frank turned toward the viewer. Field and farm building in the background.

Dr. Cephas L. Bard on Horseback
Full profile portrait of Dr. Cephas Bard on horseback. Dr. Bard has one hand on his thigh and holds the reins in his other hand.

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Ortega Adobe
Exterior view of the Ortega Adobe on West Main Street in Ventura, CA. Snapshot taken prior to its refurbishment in the 1970s. There is some graffiti on the building and some chicken wire fencing around a section of the building.

Abigail Adams Historical Figure
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams was known for her lively intelligence, for her wit and for her promotion of women’s rights. She read philosophy, poetry and politics. Abigail Adams was a great comfort to her husband as he shared his thoughts by…

John Marshall Historical Figure
John Marshall was born on the Virginia frontier and served as an officer in the Continental army. A staunch Federalist, he was appointed Chief Justice by John Adams, and established the direction of the judiciary in the new democracy.This sculpture…

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Thomas Jefferson Historical Figure
Thomas Jefferson rose to prominence in Virginia politics, supported the revolutionary movement, served in both Continental Congresses, and was a major drafter of the Declaration of Independence. Became Governor of Virginia in 1779 and later succeeded…

George Washington Historical Figure
George Washington (c. 1775), received his early military training as an officer in the colonial militia and saw action in the French and Indian Wars. When the united colonies searched for a military leader, Washington was an easy choice. Named…

Thomas Paine Historical Figure
Thomas Paine wrote the 1776 pamphlet Common Sense that galvanized revolutionary sentiment and led to the Independence Movement and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Paine had met Franklin in England, who invited him to come to America,…

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Benedict Arnold Historical Figure
Benedict Arnold distinguished himself as a military leader in the Revolutionary War, but became bitter when others were promoted ahead of him despite his exemplary record. As commander of West Point in 1780, he planned to betray the fort to the…

Mercy Otis Warren Historical Figure
Mercy Otis Warren was known as the Conscience of the American Revolution. A lifelong revolutionary, she was the first woman to champion an anti-Federalist viewpoint. Warren used her talents as a writer to promote the Revolutionary cause with…

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The daughter of a prominent Philadelphia loyalist, Peggy Shippen married Benedict Arnold in 1779. She was suspected of aiding her husband’s treason and accompanied him into exile. This sculpture is part of American Revolution! George Stuart…

Dolley Madison Historical Figure
Raised as a Quaker, Dolly Paine left the sect to marry John Todd, was widowed, and then married James Madison in 1794. She was a gracious hostess at the White House for her husband and also President Jefferson. Legend credits Dolley Madison with…

Santa Paula Railroad Station
A group of men, women, and children gather around the railroad tracks at the Santa Paula Railroad Station. In the background are large crowds of people on the train platform.

Santa Paula Railroad Station in Oval Frame
A very large crowd gathers at the Santa Paula Railroad Station. Image is a photograph of a photograph in an ornate oval frame.

Southern Pacific Railway Station of Santa Paula postcard
Exterior view of the Southern Pacific Railroad Station partially hidden by a large Moreton Bay Fig tree. The Mill is seen to the left of the railroad station in the distance.
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Crowd at Santa Paula Depot, 100th Anniversary of Railroad's Arrival
Group photo of a large crowd gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Southern Pacific Railroad coming to Santa Paula. The crowds cheers and watches a diesel engine pull a ceremonial 100th anniversary train into the station. Train in the…

Distant View of Santa Paula, 1891
Distant view looking down on Santa Paula in 1891 from atop a hill. Grass and a house are in the foreground, and spread out houses and buildings dot the scene. Mountains are in the background of the image. This image is the left half of a panorama…

People's Lumber Company Employees, Old Mill, Santa Paula
Interior view of People Lumber Company building. Scene show five men, employees probably, posing for a group photo. Tables, work equipment, and some piles of lumber visible in the image.

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