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Camarillo in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Camino Real Bell

Camarillo Ranch

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
1. El Camino Real Bell Marker
Inscription.  In 1769 the "El Camino Real - The King's Highway” was begun by the Franciscans and lead by Fr. Junipero Serra. Missions were situated in areas where large populations of Indians lived and where soil was fertile enough to sustain a settlement. As time progressed missions were established north from San Diego to Sonoma. Upon completion of the Sonoma Mission the pathway connecting the missions became a real route and became "El Camino Real - The King's Highway". The idea of placing markers along the route in front of each mission came about in 1906. By 1913 a goal of 450 bells was reached. The stories about the El Camino Real Highway, the Bells, and the Missions are all a large part of our California heritage. It is, therefore, appropriate that a Bell adorn the historic land upon which the Camarillo Ranch now sits, which was a part of the original Rancho Calleguas, one of the last Mexican land grants.
 
Erected 2002 by California Women’s Clubs, Camarillo Women’s Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
El Camino Real Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
2. El Camino Real Bell and Marker
Hispanic AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real, “The King's Highway” (California), and the Historic Bells 🔔 series lists.
 
Location. 34° 13.089′ N, 119° 1.091′ W. Marker is in Camarillo, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Camarillo Ranch Road north of Mission Oaks Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the historic Camarillo Ranch House. The grounds are open 9-5 daily. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo CA 93012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camarillo Ranch House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adolfo Camarillo Heritage Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Fruit Brandy” Still (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Somis School (approx. 3 miles away); Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree (approx. 6.7 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hunt Olive Tree (approx. 7½ miles away); F-14 Tomcat (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camarillo.
 
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
3. El Camino Real Bell
Camarillo Ranch Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
4. Camarillo Ranch Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2020. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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