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Once the home of the Chumash Indians who called this area, "ahwaia" meaning moon, it was part of the huge Mexican Rancho's in 1830's belonging to Fernando Tico. By 1864 settlers were streaming in looking for gold and a new place to call home. In 1874, real estate mogul R. G. Surdam called this area Nordhoff in honor of writer Charles Nordhoff. Sadely after WW1, this name was not being taken too due to anti-German names. So in 1917 the town was renamed to Ojai. When Libbey Glass owner Edward Libbey moved here, he was taken by its beautiful. He financed and redesigned the town since it just experienced a fire that destroyed most of the buildings to incorporate the Spanish style. Robert Winfield built the beautiful Arcade that frames the main street with wonderful shops. The city was incorporated in 1921.
- Pros:Lovely surroundings~
- Cons:Traffic is bad and everyone is in a hurry!
- In a nutshell:Beautiful landscape surrounds you here~
When you stroll or browse the arcade shops along East Street, please take a look behind the arcade, because there are... more travel advice
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