1. A Legacy Begins – The Hobson Family Legacy
  2. The Next Generation – The Hobson Family Legacy
  3. The Legacy Continues – The Hobson Family Legacy
  4. The Greatest Generation – The Hobson Family Legacy

The Museum of Ventura County’s Bridge Builder Award celebrates the accomplishments of leaders who have made a significant impact on the region — those who have changed the fabric of our community, creating a new and better future. In 2020 and 2021, the Museum of Ventura County honors the extended families and descendants of Isabel Winemiller and William Dewey Hobson.

In this 4-part video series, the Museum of Ventura County celebrates the accomplishments of this incredible family, now in its seventh generation.

Episode 2—The Next Generation: With the unofficial title “The Father of Ventura County”, and a lifetime of hard work and success, it comes as no surprise that William Dewey Hobson’s children also earned notable positions in Ventura commerce and community. WD’s sons Abram Lincoln and William Arthur began their own successful paths in business in their teens.

The Hobsons, Hoffmans, and Smiths lifelong goals of community service, preserving and celebrating the past, and embracing the latest in modern technology to increase efficiency of business, served them, and the community well.

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