history of babe, douglas kathreen dent of the dent ranch

by joseph michael ramirez sr.
(venturacounty, native resident )

was the first poker house and repubican house on 400 franklin lane. and sold to ramona ramirez medrano until the area was redisign

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Jul 22, 2013
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Babe Dent
by: Russell

1952 to 1960--My family and I belonged to the Ventura County Horse Club. We rode our horses in the Ventura parade, the Ventura County Fair, local horse play days and horse gaming events, trail rides and many other horse activities all over Ventura County. As a child I remember Babe Dent. She was a tiny woman with black hair who rode a powerful, high strung horse. She was a horsewoman who rode her horse hard in games (barral racing, pole bending, key hole race) and won. She made an impression on us horse riding kids.


























Aug 13, 2013
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Babe Dent
by: Anonymous

Russell , I too remember Babe and her sister there in Casitas. I remember Babe had had some sort of accident that left her somewhat disfigured(perhaps burn injury) In my memory of her she was wirey , although I seemed to see her as about my height of 5'8 -yet very handsome and accomplished horsewoman. She had me up to their place a couple times to do some light chores and she let me groom her horse. She cut quite the figure in my way of looking at a 'real' horsewoman. I went to school at De Anza along with a couple of girls who ? they were Babe's great nieces? I don't have my yearbook in front of me to remember correctly their names "? Cheers.

Aug 13, 2013
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Babe Dent
by: Anonymous

Russell, one other thing about Babe Dent, as to the impression she left on me, her presence in my way of thinking of all things horses was so strong, I named my first little horse 'Babe' after her!!! I can still see the grin on Babe Dent's face when I told her about my new horse!!

Nov 23, 2015
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Ranch dent
by: Kymberly

I remember that ranch like it was yesterday. We lived on the Coner house on Franklin ave Jessie stretch was my grandmother who owned the house , but I loved babe she was so kind to us kids had lots of chickens , she would ride her beautiful Horse ,always had a smile that lit up your heart & the orchards , but Now are apartments ,such a shame ,oh she always had a ranchers hat on black,& you had the whole view of Diaz or junior high school 😀

Feb 23, 2016
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My great aunt, Babe.
by: David

Hello all! My great aunt was Babe Dent. I remember the day I was sitting in my grandfather Jack's truck and he was talking to his brother about the house being moved. I had no idea what they were saying. It was kind of surreal. The Dent house is now a bed and breakfast near Matilija dam. Babe was kicked in the face by a horse which broke her jaw and knocked out her teeth. This is the disfiguring injury noted in the comment above. I just had a phone conversation with my mom, Martha, about it. Martha Dent and her sister, Peggy Dent might be the ones you are thinking of. They went to Ventura High School. I am one of the last remaining descendents left in the area. My cousin Gracie is here too. I want to go stay in that house soon and turn a doorknob my great grandfather put in. Too bad my family sold the property near Pine Mountain. That was a favorite place of mine growing up.

Nov 23, 2016
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This is some awesome history
by: Anonymous

I lived on Franklin lane . Babe lived up around us on her ranch . She was the sweetest lady. I would feed her chickens . Always had a smile . & a cal- girl hat . Things like that you never forget😀

Nov 23, 2016
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Babe and kay Dent
by: Anonymous

My dad kept our 2 horses at babe and kay dents ranch back in early 60's 2 wonderful ladys i suppose they are probably both gone now.....but both were very loving woman

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