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Quimichis Colony records, 1909-1955
MVC072  
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Description
The Bard family played an important part in the development of Ventura County, particularly Port Hueneme. The family also established Quimichis Colony in Mexico, which involved acquiring 75,000 acres of land in western Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The company grew bananas, sugar cane, pineapple, corn, and other agricultural products. Richard Bard, son of Thomas R. Bard, served as president of Quimichis. This collection includes four ledgers documenting accounts for Quimichis Colony, maps of plans for land development, and stock certificates.
Background
The Bard family played an important part in the development of Ventura County, particularly Port Hueneme. Thomas R. Bard and Cephas Bard moved to the area in the late 19th century. The family established Quimichis Colony, which involved acquiring 75,000 acres of land in western Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The firm grew bananas, sugar cane, pineapple, corn, and other agricultural products. Richard Bard, son of Thomas R. Bard, served as president of the company.
Extent
0.50 Cubic Feet (4 ledgers and loose materials)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org