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Rancheros Visitadores collection, 1935-1994.
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Los Rancheros Visitadores, or the Visiting Ranchers, is a Santa Barbara-based social club; however, many of its members are also from Ventura County. The club is most known for its annual 60-mile trek through the Santa Ynez Valley. James Albert Reardon, born on February 7, 1914, in Ventura County, was a member of Rancheros Visitadores. The collection consists mostly of materials collected by Reardon during his involvement with the club. Some items do not belong to Reardon but are still records of the club's activities and members. Materials include membership and camp rosters from the early 1970s through 1994, photographs, and ephemera.
James Albert Reardon was born on February 7, 1914, in Ventura County. He owned and operated the James A. Reardon Mortuary in Oxnard from 1937 until 1990. An active member of the community, Reardon was associated with the Rancheros Visitadores, among other clubs. He died on April 14, 2007, at the age of 93.
2.57 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
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.
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.