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BeschreibungSanta Paula was built on the foundations of citrus cultivation and oil production. Ventura CountyA[a¬a[s first irrigated 100-acre orange and lemon orchard was planted at Santa Paula in 1874, and the original 1888 harvest was so plentiful and delicious that the Limoneira Ranch Company was incorporated in 1893 and continues to thrive. Oil seeps brought wildcatters, and CaliforniaA[a¬a[s first gusher came in at Santa Paula in 1888. The townA[a¬a[s twin notorieties through the 20th century were its designation as the A[a¬Acitrus capital of the worldA[a¬A and as the birthplace of the Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL). Lemons and avocados remain the primary tree crops, the oil fields still produce, and the small-town character of bygone days has been preservedA[a¬aSanta Paula has the largest concentration of vintage structures in the county.
Untertitel: 'Images of America (Arcadia Pub'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ARCADIA PUB (SC)
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 127 Seiten