History of Oxnard

Jessica Palomares , Contributor

Before Europeans were here, Oxnard was inhabited by Chumash Indians. Oxnard was incorporated as a City in California on June 30, 1903, and the public library was opened in 1907. The city of Oxnard was founded in 1898 by the site of the Spanish Colonial mission called San Buenaventura (1782). The Oxnard Union High School was formed in 1902. A magnitude that was 3.6 earthquake shook Ventura County that sent light or weak shaking to Oxnard, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks according to the U.S Geological Survey. Oxnard recruited to Ventura County in 1898 by Albert Maullhardt. During the 1940s, Oxnard experienced significant expansion and economic growth in areas outside of its downtown.

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