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Oak Valley's Beginnings

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Oak Valley has its inceptions in the late 1800s when cheap land and rumors of oil fueled settlement into the valley. Unfortunately, little was found here, and a major settlement never took place. A group of several ranches were the closest thing. The small cluster lacked commercial buildings, so people mainly lived off the land, occasionally making the trip to Tower Canyon (to be covered in a later update) for supplies.

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An old picture of the ranches.

North of the ranches, Oak Knoll lay. It rose from the surrounding flat land, blanketed in flora. It was a popular stopping point for travelers. Later, as Oak Valley became developed, it would become host to numerous estates and the namesake of the future city to develop.

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A postcard dating from the 1890s-1900s of Oak Knoll.

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