Ventura County History Collections


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This yesteryear community of collections is an on-going project tracing the history of Ventura County. Many of the collections depict life in Ventura County in the early 20th century, highlighting notable or memorable personalities and events of the time period.

Collections within Ventura County History Collections

Recent Submissions

  • Jenkins, John (The Enterprise Sun and News, 1977-01-30)
    Residents, new and old alike of the Simi Valley-Moorpark area haven’t completed their get-acquainted tour of the area until they visit Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village at 4945 Cochran St.
  • Rogers, Joh (The Enterprise Sun and News, 1977-03-27)
    That line, from a song by Holly Near and Jeff Langley, helps set the tone for a bright new film that takes a soft and gentle look at Mrs. Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey, Simi Valley’s 80-year-old bottle lady.
  • Paul, Daniel (2014-03-26)
    Tressa "Grandma" Prisbrey (birthname- Thresie Luella Shafer) was born January 19, 1896 in Easton, Minnesota. Her formal education consisted of attending public school until 1908, when her family moved to a homestead outside ...
  • Canavier, Elena (2014-03-26)
    Mrs. Mondale asked me to thank you for your recent letter regarding the preservation of Grandma Prisbreyfs bottle village. She is happy to hear that a group has been formed to save the village and she wishes you much success ...
  • Unknown author (2014-03-26)
    Born February 1, 1886 to Mathies and Kate Shaffer.