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Did You Know… ? Surfing

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Did you know… that surfing in California dates back to 1885? Or that Ventura County is home to many surf-industry legends?

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Did You Know… ? Beer Revolution

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Did you know… that Winchesters Grill in Ventura was once a print shop? Or that Ventura County is becoming the home-brew capital of America? Read on.

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Did You Know… ? Cut Flowers

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Did you know… that Ventura is credited as the originator of America’s commercial cut flower industry? Learn how Theodosia Shepherd started a revolution.

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Did You Know… ? Progressive Land Management

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Did you know… that inorganic farming methods were widely practiced until a just few years ago?

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Did You Know… ? Local Farming

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Did you know… that about 1/3 of all US farms are located within metropolitan areas? Learn more fun facts and where to find local Farmers’ Markets and CSAs.

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Did You Know… ? Ventura Post Office

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Did you know… that Ventura’s first post office was established in 1861? Here’s the story of the first postmaster.

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Did You Know… ? Corriganville Movie Ranch

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Did you know… that back in the 1930s there was a Movie Ranch in Simi Valley? Here’s the story, complete with photos.

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Did You Know… ? Ventura River

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Did you know… that prior to the 1940s, the Ventura River hosted 5,000 steelhead trout annually? Here’s the story.

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