The town was founded in 1887 by a wealthy Illinois native, who wished to create a "Second Garden of Eden." He even specified that only plants and fruits identified to have been in Eden - such as apricots, grapes, dates, and olives - be planted here.
People Born in Piru
Piru in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 2000 to film scenes of the movie Bubble Boy.