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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1946 Photo No. 1946
    Ventura California. Photo Date, 1946. Camera Direction, West
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1949 Photo No. 7364
    Downtown Ventura before the 101 Freeway. Image Date, August 1949. Camera Direction, North

     

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1950 Photo No. 7712
    Ventura beach visitor enjoying the sun. Image Date, 1950. Camera Direction, West
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1952 Photo No. 0336
    Rocklite brick plant on Ventura Avenue. Image Date, 1952. Camera Direction, Southwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6609
    Derricks on piers, now completely removed, once pumped oil from beneath the ocean floor at this Rincon operation near La Conchita. The popular restaurant "Stanley's Dinners" is hard to see but it's there on the right. Image Date, 5-16-1955. Camera Direction, Northeast

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6132
    Sears Department Store at Five Points is hard to miss. But, Merle's Drive-In is what I always look for, it's  saucer shaped building at the tip of of Five Points, torn down sometime in late 1960. Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, North
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6603
    North Ventura Avenue near Shell Road. Image Date, 5-16-1955. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6604
    Ventura River Bridge on Highway 101 in foreground at Ventura Avenue. Image Date, 5-16-1955. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6134
    Ventura College was a new school when this aerial was shot. Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, Northeast

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6606

    Ventura's Pierpont beach community where the KVEN Radio Station and towers were located. The concrete road at the lower right, I believe is San Pedro Street. If this is so, all the land to the left side of San Pedro became the State Beach property. Image Date, 5-16-1955. Camera Direction, Northeast

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6128
    Stunning view of Ventura with mostly agriculture in the background. Ventura College, now Ventura High School is in the lower section of photo. Main Street meets Thompson at Five Points and heads southeast. Can you find the 101 Drive-In Theater? Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, Southeast
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6133
    This photo shows both Ventura hospitals. Foster Memorial is the large building in the center of photo, County General is the building on the far right. Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, Northwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6130
    New neighborhoods expand in east Ventura. Our Lady of Assumption Church, upper left edge of photo, was built in 1954 on Telegraph Rd. Ventura College was under construction on 112 acres, upper right center of photo. Main Street is the curving thin line that divides the photo left to right. Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, Northeast

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1955 Photo No. 6131
    East Ventura was lightly populated when construction began on Ventura College. Arroyo Verde Park, upper right of photo, was a lemon orchard. Image Date, 3-1-1955. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6219
    Ventura Fairgrounds with race track and horse stables. This area beach was called the "Stables" by local surfers because of the stables location. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6248
    Ventura's west side with Seaside Park in foreground. Image Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6080
    The first row of eucalyptus trees at middle left of photo are at the intersection of Main Steet and Mills Road. Notice there is no freeway yet. The Pacific View Mall and Lowe's are currently tenants of the property. The 101 Drive-In is in the background. Image Date, 2-2-1956, Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6764
    Traffic arriving and leaving Ventura's west side on Highway 101. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6763
    The intersection of Main Street & Thompson Blvd., (known then as Meta Street). The road with fresh road-base is the entry/exit of the Ventura River Highway (Ojai Freeway). Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, West

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6250
    Santa Clara River Bridge construction before Harbor Boulevard and the Mandalay power plant were built. Photo Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, South
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6222
    Beach goers relax at the Rincon north of Ventura along Highway 101. The new Ventura Freeway replaced the jeep trails on the mountain side of the photo. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6221
    Ventura oil refinery on the Rincon along the Pacific Coast Highway. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6249
    Ventura's west entrance over the Ventura River, with Highway 101 intersecting with Main St, Thompson Blvd., and the River Highway. The land in the lower right of photo, and on the south side of the highway is where the outdoor company, Patagonia Inc., is located today. Image Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, North





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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6255
    Ventura's Holiday Homes phase two is under construction with Walnut Park in the foreground. Arundell Barranca with tall eucalyptus trees meanders down from the foothills where its creek empties near the Ventura Marina. Image Date, 11-30-1956, Camera Direction, Northeast




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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6372
    Thompson Boulevard also served as Highway 101 before the Ventura Freeway was built.  Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, West





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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6220
    Ventura oil production and storage at a Rincon facility next to Highway 101, north of Ventura. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, Northwest





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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6765
    Highway 101 at Ventura River Bridge. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6218
    Hobson State Beach Park with plenty of trailers and tents along Highway 101 at Rincon, north of Ventura. Beach homes were built on the sand to the left of the park. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, North
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6223
    Construction of the Santa Clara River Bridge connecting Ventura with Oxnard on the beach at Harbor Blvd. The 101 Drive-In Theater is the white chip in the background. Image Date, 9-16-1956. Camera Direction, Northeast
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6139
    A single car drives west on Telephone Road. Buena High School is behind the walnut orchard behind the car. The farmhouse at center right is where Ventura's Goverment Center sits today. The 126 Freeway will come through at the tree tops and to the south of the homes, and Victoria Ave. was in the planning stages. Image Date, 12-20-1960. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 1372
    Man & machine cultivating a lettuce field off Foothill and Elizabeth Roads in east Ventura. Image Date, 4-6-1956. Camera Direction, North
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6252
    Construction of Santa Clara River Bridge at the rivers mouth, connecting Ventura and Oxnard with the soon to be constructed Harbor Blvd. The future site for the Ventura Marina and the Ventura Keys is behind the water treatment plant. Image Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, North
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 1371
    My father's new 1956 Ford Station on location at a agricultural field near Foothill Road in east Ventura, Saticoy's in the distance. Image Date, 4-6-1956. Image Direction, South
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6079
    Ventura's lonely water treatment facility before the addition of the Ventura Keys, Ventura Marina, Harbor Blvd., Santa Clara River Bridge and the Mandaley Electric Plant. The plume of white smoke pinpoints the old location of the dump at the end of Pierpont Blvd. Image Date, 2-2-1956. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6244
    Oil production was a large part in the life of Ventura's Avenue community. The road once called the River Highway is now the Ojai Freeway 33, with Santa Cruz Island in the background. Image Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6374
    Ventura's mid-town at Thompson Blvd., which was the north-south route, Highway 101, for travelers through Ventura. Cabrillo High, now a middle school is in the foreground. Sanjon Road is the winding road running to the beach next the old Pierpont Inn. Image Date, 8-16-1956. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6143

    Ventura's Court House, which is now the City Hall, with a jail section being built in the back. The Pier in this photo had a length of 1,958 feet, but a storm removed 420 feet of it in 1995. Image Date, 8-8-1957. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6142

    Harbor Blvd. sweeps up and onto California Street and into downtown Ventura with the Courthouse in background. All of the buildings in the second block up from the beach were removed to make way for the 101 Freeway. Image Date, 8-8-1957. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 1002
    Ventura Court House at Poli & California Streets. Image Date, 3-1-1957. Camera Direction, North
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6672
    Sears Department Store and Tire Center between Main Sreet and Thompson Boulevard. Can you identify any of the cars? Image Date, 6-15-1957. Camera Direction, Northwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6675
    Looking west down Main Street at Borchard Drive in Ventura. Image Date, 6-15-1957. Camera Direction, West

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 7716
    Bank of America Bldg. on Main and California. Image Date, 11-13-1957. Camera Direction, Southwest
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6159
    Homes along Vista del Mar in foreground looking toward the State Beach, which was originally designed to be a housing tract. Image Date, 3-26-1957. Camera Direction, South
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1957 Photo No. 6158
    Ventura State Beach with fire in the foothills. Image Date, 3-26-1957. Camera Direction, Northeast
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6275
    Ventura's famous pier extending nearly 2000 feet into the Pacific. Image Date, 4-8-1958. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6077
    Looking over the new Holiday Homes tract and Ventura College. Arroyo Verde Park was still a lemon orchard in 1958. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6076
    Two Trees sitting high atop Ventura's foothills. Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands are visible in the background. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6075
    Ventura Avenue with High 101 crossing the Ventura River. Taylor Ranch stockyards are one the left. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Directon, North
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6077
    Holiday Homes and Ventura Junior College. Colorized black and white photo. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Direction, Northeast
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6112
    Between Loma Vista and Telegraph Roads in east Ventura. The Dudley farmhouse is visible in the orchard on Ashwood Street. Ventura College is in the background. Skate Land is the lone building on the large parcel, there is a giant roller skate in the parking lot. Image Date, 5-18-1958. Camera Direction, East
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6072
    From over the foothills at Ventura's downtown as two oil tanker ships sit out at sea. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Direction, West
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1958 Photo No. 6074
    West Ventura showing a beautifully curved coastline with Ventura's famous pier prominately displayed. Image Date, 2-27-1958. Camera Direction, South
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 1004
    San Buenaventura Mission. Photo Date, 2-10-1959. Camera Direction, Southwest
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6790
    Holiday Homes neighborhood below Ventura Junior College. Construction of Buena High School was just beginning. Image Date, 11-30-1959. Camera Direction, East
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6081
    Terracing a hillside behind Foothill Road for Ondulondo Estates. Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands are visible. Image Date, 11-30-1959. Camera Direction, Southwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6086
    Construction of Ondulondo Estates at Foothill Road in Ventura. Colina Vista is the street to the right. Image Date, 11-30-1959. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6083
    Ondulondo Estates on Foothill Road in east Ventura. Image Date, 11-30-1959. Camera Direction, North
     
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6794
    The orchards and fields in the foreground will later become Camino Real Park. Walnut Park and Holiday Homes Tracts are north of the eucalyptus trees. Image Date, 11-30-1959. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6091
    Holiday Homes and Ventura College. The street on the right is Estates Avenue which curves into Dean Drive. Image Date, 3-26-1959. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6090
    Ventura College. Image Date, 3-26-1959. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1959 Photo No. 6088
    Ventura College. Image Date, 3-26-1959. Camera Direction, Northeast

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6353

    A construction crane works on the new Ventura Marina site with Pierpont Bay homes and Ventura in background. Image Date, 10-16-1960. Camera Direction, North
     

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6351
    Ventura's Pierpont Bay and a newly graded section of the 101 Freeway. The old Ventura Airpark is visible behind the homes in the upper right. Image Date, 10-16-1960. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6350
    The east-west streets of Ventura, from left to right are, Poli St., Main St., Santa Clara St., and Thompson Blvd. The majority of the structures to the right of Thompson were removed using emanate domain law to make room for the 101 Freeway. Image Date, 10-16-1960. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 7263
    East Ventura at Loma Vista and Teloma Drive. Arroyo Verde Park was still an orchard located at Foothill & Day Roads. Image Date, 10-17-1960. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6140
    Buena High School's activity field and parking lot were under construction. Walnut trees are being removed to make way for Victoria Avenue. The thin left right line is Telephone Road. The Government Center will be built in the orchard on the left with the long driveway and farmhouse which belonged to the Thille family. Image Date, 12-20-1960. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 7276
    Seaboard Lemon Packing Company is center left off Seaward Avenue. Ventura Airpark airport with it's long runway will later become the Ventura Keys and Marina. The smoke is signaling the path of the Ventura Freeway. Image Date, 3-26-1960. Camera Direction, South
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6253
    Ventura's west avenue community which borders the Ventura River. Taylor Ranch Stockyards are on the hillside to the left. I grew up in Ventura and I do remember that stockyard aroma. Image Date, 11-30-1956. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6570
    The flying saucer shaped burger stand sitting on the penninsula at Five-Points was the popular Merle's Drive-In, which was soon to be torn down. Image Date, 7-18-1960. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1956 Photo No. 6254
    An Amazing aerial view of a new Ventura College and east Ventura. Telegraph is the main east west route through Ventura and on to Santa Paula. The tract to the south of the college is Holiday Homes. Image Date, 11-30-1956, Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6355

    With the Ventura Pier stretching into the Pacific Ocean, construction of US Highway 101 is underway. The Pierpont Inn is in the lower right corner at Sanjon Road. Image Date, 10-16-1960. Camera Direction, Northwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6186

    Future Location for Ventura Keys homes and Ventura Marina. Ocean buoys and pipeline were used by oil tanker ships. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6343
    Ventura's Five Points intersection at Main Street, Telegraph Road, and Thompson Boulevard is in lower left corner of photo. The flying saucer building with the spire at Five Points was Merle's Drive-In Restaurant, it was located in the Sears Center. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6344
    Four Ventura schools are seen in this photo. Blanche Reynolds Elementary, Anacapa Junior High, El Camino Elementary, with Ventura College in the background. Main Street is the curving road going left to right. The large section of farmland in the lower middle is the future home of the Broadway Shopping Center, and finally, Pacific View Mall retail center. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, East

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6345
    This heavily traveled divided road was is Ventura's Main Street and the old Highway 101 which ran through east Ventura and connected with Thompson Boulevard. The construction of the Ventura Freeway in 1961 moved the traffic and conjestion away from Ventura's Downtown streets. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, Northwest

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6346
    Main Street (Highway 101) at Mills Road. The Farmland in the center of the photo was purchased from the Chrisman family and developed into the Broadway shopping center. The broadcast towers were owned by radio station KUDU and KACY. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, North

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6347
    Loma Vista in foreground then Telegraph Road traveling parallel left to right. Mills Road runs north and south on the left of photo. No signs yet of the 101 freeway or the Ventura Marina which are soon to come. Not to mention the Pacific View Mall, aka, The Broadway Shopping Center. Or Lowe's Home Improvement Center, aka Montgomery Ward. Image Date, 1-30-1960. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 7285
    Looking south over the Holiday Homes and Walnut Park neighborhoods on Telegraph Road. Foster's Freeze, Skate Land, Harry's Market and Mayfair Market are at lower center right.  Image Date, 2-14-1960. Camera Direction, South

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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 6571
    The Shopping Bag Center was going up at Borchard and Thompson. Image Date, 7-18-1960. Camera Direction, North
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  • Oxnard, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 7714
    Meta Street (US 101) at South Fir Street. Peoples Lumber Company on the left and Shell Oil Bldg. across the street.  Image Date, 4-26-1960. Camera Direction, West
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1960 Photo No. 7715
    Meta Street (US 101) at South Ash Street.  Image Date, 4-26-1960. Camera Direction, East
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  • Ventura, CA Circa 1961 Photo No. 7145
    Ventura's old county dump sits along the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Ventura River, charming. The large open area will contain the Ventura Marina and Keys housing tract. Image Date, 5-20-1961. Camera Direction, North
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