J.F. MacGillivray buys a 1640-acre ranchland and names it ‘MacGillivray Ranch’, a name it will bear until 2000.
The MacGillivrays, with the help of neighbors, build a small airstrip on the property to accommodate guests traveling from different parts of the state. The community is often invited to the ranch to participate in short landing contests, flower sack bombings, and air shows. On any given day, there are 15 planes on the ranch.
The continued success of the MacGillivray Ranch’s events garners the attention of Governor Ronald Reagan. On June 14, 1970, Reagan flies to the ranch in his Aero Commander and holds a massive party to announce his reelection campaign for the Governor of California.