Pierpont's history as a dump?

Was the area that now holds the richest folks in the county, the area of Pierpont Elementary,historically the site of the town dump, much like it was down the way at McGrath and the Shores in Oxnard?

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Jun 15, 2013
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From Rags to Riches?
by: Michael (Fun-in-Ventura)

Hmmm, well, most of the neighborhood was a small airport at one time, but don't know if it was ever a dump. We'll look into it...

Thanks!

Jul 19, 2013
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It was the site of the Town Dump
by: Ann

I remember my stepfather driving garbage to the dump. We lived on Dover and he would drive straight down Pierpont Blvd to the end often sitting down there on a log in the sand to watch the surf. This area should be the present day Marina Park. This would have been in the mid 1950's. The Pierpont elementary school was already built and in use so it is not the site of the original dump.

Jul 19, 2013
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Yes, it was a dump
by: Anonymous bill

Before the keys were put in, the area which is now Marina Park was, infact, a city dump where folks would back up to the ocean and empty their trucks, etc. While it sounds unthinkable to us today, in the past it was common in small coastal communities to do this.

Aug 13, 2013
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Pierpont dump
by: Anonymous

Yes, there was a dump there. My Grandpa, Daniel E. Lyon used the dump and sometimes he would take mr with him.
I remember this being in the mid 1940's to when ever the dump was closed.
I remember people saying, why would anybody live where the dump was??

Aug 13, 2013
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The Dump
by: Cindy Richards

Gosh, I can remember the dump BEFORE the Ventura Keys. It was called Ventura By the Sea. You could drop stuff off, or even purchase things there. They had everything WELL organized, like a yard sale. Who would every think they filled that spot in and built the Ventura Keys.

Aug 13, 2013
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City dump
by: Hallie

Believe me there was a dump by the little air strip. My Mom is 95 her sister will soon be 103 (both living) remember the dump.

Oct 11, 2013
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Dump
by: Anonymous

Yes there was a dump, also a small airport. The dump was cool, you could go there and buy things. Also flew into the airport with my x who was a pilot.

Sep 18, 2014
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Here's the story! Of the Ventura City Dump!
by: Bob Fondersmith

Yes, the dump was located at the south end of Pierpont Blvd. At this time Pierpont Blvd. was one lane south and one lane north with a dirt area separating the two lanes, where families would park their cars. At the south end of Piepont Blvd was the town Dump about 1/8th mile from the last homes on Pierpont Blvd. But remember. Back when I was growning up on Cornwall Lane (cir. 1946-1963), we had large 55 gallon drums in everyones backyard, these were called incenterators, where we burned all the trash, paper and tin cans. We also had garbage pickup which would go to the the farms in the area to feed some of the livestock. We also had Milk delivered to the house and the Helms Bakery would deliver the bread and some things like donuts, creamed filled eclars,baked goods,etc. My uncle was Burt Gregg and his Partner was named Perkins and they were the developers (Gregg and Perkins) who built all the homes around Harbor Village, I know because I worked for my uncle on this development when I was in High school and on summer vacation. Now, where the Village is now, was a Crop Dusting airport and lima bean field which went from Seaward Ave to the Little river and all the way to the bottom of the bluff where the Eucaluptus Trees are and the Airport was part of the farmers field. The airport was a Crop Dusting little airport, gone for many years. So the Dump consisted of many spare parts. They had it sections off (before recycling was goash)to a section with Bikes and Bike parts, Appliances, auto parts, left over wood products and supplies and just all sorts of stuff but they never buried anything, more of a storage yard than a city dump. We used to get spare tires for our bikes, or cabinet handles, just things you could use for a small price. That is the Whole story of the Ventura City Dump

Nov 06, 2014
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helms truck
by: Anonymous

thanks for the memories. How well I remember the helms truck. wished we still had one. And the dump. I would go there with my stepdfather and he would buy things. that was a outing I will not forget. Little hard to believe the nice houses there now. Do you Remember Chicken Delight?

Nov 24, 2014
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City dump and airport
by: Anonymous

You could go to the dump and buy used sinks, toilets etc. They had different items for sale arranged by products. I think it was called Walker's. San Jose had a similar dump where items were categorized for sale.

I was taking flying lessons in the 1960's in Santa Paula. My instructor, Ansel Schoonover had owned the airport at the end of Pierpont Blvd before the new houses and channel were put in that area. As I remember when they developed that area and took out the dump and airport, the lots were selling for about $20,000.00.

May 26, 2015
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It was a dump
by: Anonymous

my grandpa would take me with him when he went to the dump. He always came back with more than he took.

May 29, 2015
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Grunion......
by: tom ramirez

We used to grab old tires from the dump and light them with gas to light up the area ,when we hunted grunion,, that was great i remember when i was a kid.. lots of grand memories...

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