Here’s a reminder of the natural beauty of Ventura County that’s waiting for us when it’s safe to venture back outside. This is an image taken a few miles north of Ventura, near what is now Faria, and in the Museum’s catalog it is identified as Los Pitos Barranca. The photo was taken by JB Waud, who was an early surveyor and city engineer. Los Pitos translates to “whistles”. The name derives from the accounts by Spanish soldiers of the pipes played by Chumash people when they visited local villages. This area is also known as Pitas Point. What trails are you most excited to return to? Post your photos on Facebook and Instagram and tag the @MuseumOfVenturaCounty or use the hashtag #MuseumFromHome.

Image: PN204. View of Los Pitos Barranca

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