The area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Native American Indians, and was first explored by the Europeans in 1769, my the Spanish. The town was established in 1843 as a Mexican farm.
Today, Santa Paula is best known for its citrus farms, but also for its flower cultivation, general agriculture, and pictaresque valley scenery.
People Born in Santa Paula
Santa Paula in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 2000 to film scenes of the movie Bubble Boy.
Jared Leto: I traveled here in 1994 to film scenes of the movie How to Make an American Quilt.