Ojai

Ojai Author Richard Hoye
ISBN-10 0738581089
Year 2010-07
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Nestled in the coastal mountains of Southern California, the Ojai Valley was first settled by ranchers in the 1870s. They were drawn by glowing reports from the renowned travel writer Charles Nordhoff. The valley soon became a popular tourist destination, with its own luxury hotel and small mountain resorts. One wealthy Easterner who wintered in the valley was Ohio glass tycoon Edward Drummond Libbey. In 1916, Libbey transformed the center of what was to become the city of Ojai into a beautiful expression of Mission Revival architecture. These historic structures have been preserved by the community and continue to define the town as a quaint Spanish village.

The Ojai

The Ojai Author Patricia Hartmann
ISBN-10 9780595916191
Year 2007-11-28
Pages 554
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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The simplicity of Ojai farm girl Meggie Baxter's life is shattered when she must choose between loyalty to her rough-hewn friend, Rusty, and the dashing Charles. As the decades of her life unfold, she faces the elemental dangers of floods and fire as well as the colorful high-jinks radiating from Pop Soper's Fight Camp, the steam baths at Matilija Hot Springs, a leaning post office tower, a corrupt councilman and Libbey's plans to modernize the town. Amid tragedy and loss, Meggie clings to the one constant in her life, the promise of God's love. It is the "pink moment", the evening sunset casting a rosy hue like a prayer across the Topa Topa Mountains, that points her again and again to faith and courage. Midst the idyllic beauty of the Ojai Valley and the crushing forces of change, will Meggie and her beloved Ojai stay true to their rural roots of faith and family? Will the ultimate sacrifice that spares Rusty's life be enough? Or will the winds of destiny destroy both the people and the indomitable spirit of the Ojai?

Ojai Valley School

Ojai Valley School Author Lynn Yoakum Taylor
ISBN-10 9781439648711
Year 2014-12-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Beginning in 1911 as a simple home tutoring arrangement for the two young sons of Philip and Emily Van Patten, the Ojai Valley School (OVS) has become a modern, state-of-the-art educational institution. Building on the unique educational philosophy of Edward Yeomans, OVS, now offering kindergarten through the 12th grade, has educated more than 5,000 young men and women who have gone on to be contributing members of society. A high school campus, established in 1963, complements the original 1923 elementary campus. The school now accommodates over 300 boarders and day students and is the only elementary boarding school in the West. OVS combines arts, academics, camping, and horse programs in the unique setting of the beautiful Ojai Valley.

Indian Placenames in America

Indian Placenames in America Author Sandy Nestor
ISBN-10 9780786493395
Year 2004-11-29
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings. This reference work is a reprint in one combined volume of the two-volume set published by McFarland in 2003 and 2005. Volume One covers the name origins and histories of cities, towns and villages in the United States that have Indian names. It is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city, town or village name. Additional data include population figures and county names. Probable Indian placenames with no certain origin also receive entries, and as much history as possible is provided about those locations. Volume Two covers more than 1400 rivers, lakes, mountains and other natural features in the United States with Indian names. It is arranged by state, and then alphabetically by natural feature. Counties are provided for most entries, with multiple counties listed for some entries where appropriate. In addition to name origins and meanings, geophysical data such as the heights of mountains and lengths of waterways are indicated.

Historic Spots in California

Historic Spots in California Author Douglas E. Kyle
ISBN-10 0804778175
Year 2002-09-06
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this standard work has now been thoroughly revised and updated. The edition is enriched by some 200 photographs, most of which were taken by the reviser and all of which are new to this edition. Since the last revision in 1990, enormous changes have taken place within the state: many landscapes and buildings have been greatly altered and some are no longer in existence. Every effort has been made, through personal observation, to record the present condition of the landmarks and to provide clear and accurate descriptions of their locations. The text is written with the idea that the reader might use the book while traveling around the state, and thus mileage and signposts have been given where it was thought helpful. For this new edition, the reviser has added additional information on the state's geography, the presence of Native Americans, and state and local museums. To provide historical background, the reviser has written a short historical overview. The chapters of the book are organized by county, in alphabetical order. A rough chronology is followed for each county, beginning with pertinent facts on geography, continuing with Native American life, the coming of the Spaniards and other Europeans, the American conquest of the 1840s, and, in those areas where it had a major impact, the gold rush. The text then continues into the period of intensive agricultural development, railroads, industrialization, the growth of cities, the effects of World War II, and on into more recent times. The bibliography, like the text, has been updated to 2001 and includes some of the established classics in California history as well as more recent material. Reviews of the Fourth Edition "Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history." —California Highways "This is an outstanding and accessible piece of scholarship, one that every student of California will value." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kyle and Stanford University Press are to be lauded for this monumental undertaking." —Southern California Quarterly

The Thacher School

The Thacher School Author John Taylor
ISBN-10 9781439644423
Year 2013-12-09
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Sherman Day Thacher, a Yale-trained lawyer, moved west in 1887, intending to join his brother as an orange rancher in California's Ojai Valley. However, after accepting a request from a Yale colleague to tutor his nephew, Thacher's focus changed from cultivating oranges to cultivating young minds. His small educational enterprise eventually became The Thacher School. Combining unmatched academics with a unique horse and camping program, Thacher has prepared more than 5,000 young men and women to become contributing members of society at the local, state, and national levels since its founding in 1889. With an educational philosophy based around Sherman Thacher's precepts of "honor, fairness, kindness, and truth," The Thacher School continues to be recognized as one of the premier secondary schools in the country.

The Valley of Cross Purposes

The Valley of Cross Purposes Author Carol J. Frost PhD
ISBN-10 9781524586119
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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In the late 1800s, Charles Nordhoff forged the shape of modern journalism and profoundly influenced both politicians and politics. Principled, activist, investigative, and a champion of the disenfranchised and poor, he was more interested in character and results than in personality and credit. And like the blacksmith wielding his hammer, he left us the tangible products of his labors, but few details of himself. With superb research, illuminating insights, and eloquent prose, Carol Frost brings Nordhoff vividly to life: both the man and his extraordinary impacts on politics, journalism, government, and public discourse—impacts that are still defining public life today. Journalists, historians, and activists will find context and inspiration in this captivating and previously untold story, a story that in many important ways feels like it was written about the events and debates of our own time rather than those of more than 100 years ago.