THILLE RANCH OFF MAIN STREET
Back in the early 50s' we lived on an old ranch owned by rancher Mr. John Thille. It was located in the 'outskirts' of Ventura, set back off of Main Street. It was situated on acreage on what is now the middle of the Ventura and Santa Paula Freeways Exchange. I recall as young kids we would play in the Arundell Barranca after school. Often times we would help our father do chores around the ranch for Mr. Thille. My older sisters attended school at Anacapa School and I would go to Mound School. Interestingly, the only remnant of that time is a real estate office/building on Main street that used to be the old Sea Esta Motel. It's remembered because it had the only public telephone in the area. Glad to see a street name after Mr. John Thille and his wife Grace.