ARROYO GRANDE HISTORY
Arroyo Grande is rich in history whose earliest inhabitants were the Chumash Indians. The Arroyo Grande Valley was found to have particularly fertile ground allowing a rich produce supply that continues to this day. The area was given a Spanish name that translates into multiple meanings, "Big Gulch", "Muddy Creek", "Big Ditch", Arroyo Grande was to become a prosperous and important ranch and farm community.
This page gives you some insight into the many facets and stories that make up our little town of Arroyo Grande.
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Arroyo Grande History
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Part 1. Glimpses of Arroyo Grande’s History: Settlement and our “Wild West” days. (25:30)
Part 3. Three Waves of Immigration; the early 20th Century. (23:15)
Heroes: Arroyo Grande's Japanese community and World War II
Arroyo Grande between the Wars
Part 2. New Directions. (20:22)
Part 4. World War II. (25:24)
Arroyo Grande's Civil War Generation
Our Aviation Heritage