Stone Ditch, Built by the Indians Over 130 Years Ago, Ventura, Cal

Image

Stone Ditch, Built by the Indians Over 130 Years Ago, Ventura, Cal Postcard
Stone Ditch, Built By The Indians Over 130 Years Ago, Ventura, Cal Post Card Verso

Title

Stone Ditch, Built by the Indians Over 130 Years Ago, Ventura, Cal

Identifier

20036 PC

Description

Landscape image of a heavily weathered cobblestone retaining wall for an aqueduct. A figure stands atop some of the stones, in front of a horse dressed in a work harness for pulling. There is a path cut through the wall, as if for a road. A large oak tree is in the foreground to the left, with a hillside and more oaks in the background.
Caption: "Stone Ditch, Built by the Indians over 130 years ago Vertura (sic), Cal. 854."
Verso text: Handwritten in pencil, "Remains of Mission ducts in CaƱada Larga, taken about 1930 perhaps."
[Mitchell, Edward H., San Francisco, Cal., 854]

Creator

Mitchell, Edward H.

Date

Circa 1930

Format

Sepia Postcard
15 x 10 cm

Subject

Aqueducts
Historic Sites--Ventura County
Missions--San Buenaventura--Water System

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Is Referenced By

MVC045 Collection of Ventura County postcards

Collection

Citation

Mitchell, Edward H. , “Stone Ditch, Built by the Indians Over 130 Years Ago, Ventura, Cal,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed October 18, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/2928.