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Ventura(vĕnto͞o`rə), city (1990 pop. 92,575), seat of Ventura co., SW Calif., on the Pacific coast in a farm and oil region; inc. 1866. Fruit and vegetable packing, petroleum production, oil field services, and the manufacture of sporting goods are the major industries. Tourism also contributes to the economy. Ventura grew rapidly in the late 20th cent. along with the southern California area. A mission called San Buenaventura (still the official name of the city), founded by Junípero SerraSerra, Saint Junípero
, 1713–84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel José Serra, and Junípero was his name in religion. For 15 years he taught philosophy in the college at Palma.
..... Click the link for more information. in 1782, has been restored. The city hall is on the national register of historic places.
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