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Bank of Books Author Signing: Carina Monica Montoya

October 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bank of Books
748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States

Join us for Bank of Book’s author signing event featuring Carina Monica Montoya on Saturday, October 29 from 1-3pm!

Author Signing

Carina Monica Montoya

“Ventura County”

Saturday Oct 29th


Bank of Books

748 E. Main St

Ventura, CA 93001


About the Book

Ventura County has its roots in the founding of Mission San Buenaventura during the Spanish era (1769–1821). During the Mexican era (1822–1846), expansive mission lands were divided and granted out as ranchos for individual landownership to those with political influence and to former soldiers for loyal service during the war. When California became a state in 1850, settlers, prospectors, and developers began to purchase rancho lands. Ventura County became one of the most productive agricultural and oil-rich lands in the state and country. Farmland dominated much of the county’s landscape in the early years—oranges were its most popular fruit, and sugar beets were its prized commodity. Although the county still has an agricultural landscape in many of its cities and towns, the county is a patchwork of farms, islands, high-tech businesses, and military defense installations. It is as diverse as its people.

About the Author

Carina Monica Montoya is a native Californian and has written five books for Arcadia Publishing. Some of the vintage images used span over 100 years and showcase the county’s rich and colorful history.