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

Rancho Camulos

 
 
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1. Rancho Camulos Marker
National Historic Landmark
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Rancho Camulos has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This residential complex possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Ygnacio del Valle established Rancho Camulos in 1853, on part of a Mexican land grant of former mission lands. Rancho Camulos was the setting for Ramona, an 1884 novel that generated national interest in the history of Hispanic settlement in California. August Rubel purchased the property in 1924 and preserved the significant historic features of the site.

Ygnacio del Valle estableció en 1853 el Rancho Camulos en lote de tierra donada por el gobierno Mexicano procedente de las antiguas tierras de la mision. Rancho Camulos fue el escenario de Ramona, novela de 1884, que generó interés national en los asentamientos hispanos en California. August Rubel compró la propiedad en 1924 y preservó el significativo patrimonio histórico del lugar.
 
Erected 2000 by National Park Service, United States of America. (Marker Number 553.)
 
Topics and series. This historical
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marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 34° 24.39′ N, 118° 45.41′ W. Marker is near Piru, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on East Telegraph Road (State Highway 126), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5164 East Telegraph Road, Fillmore CA 93015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Juan Alvarado (here, next to this marker); Portolá Expedition (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Piru Mansion (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Commercial Oil Well In California (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mentryville (approx. 8.6 miles away); Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Artists’ Barn (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piru.
 
More about this marker. This is California Historic Landmark No. 553, and Ventura County Landmark No. 152.
 
Regarding Rancho Camulos.
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3. Rancho Camulos Markers
This marker is visible on the right. "Nearby Marker" Governor Juan Alvarado Marker is seen on the left.
On January 22, 1839, Governor Juan Alvarado granted the 48,815-acre Rancho San Francisco to Antonio del Valle. Jacoba Feliz filed a claim against this grant that was dismissed on June 8, 1857. The Del Valle family chose to live on the Rancho at Camulos, later known as the Home of Ramona. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Also see . . .  Ygnacio Del Valley (1808 - 1880). Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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4. Ygnacio Del Valle
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5. Rancho Camulos Museum
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6. The Grape Arbor
Fuel Station image. Click for full size.
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7. Fuel Station
The Winery image. Click for full size.
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8. The Winery
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9. Rancho Camulos Museum
Restoration of this property, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has been funded with the assistance of a grant from the Historic Preservation Partners for Earthquake Response under the provisions of the 1994 Earthquake Disaster Relief Grants Fund and the President's Discretionary Fund authorized under public law 103-211.
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10. The Winery
1951-52 Ford Pickup image. Click for full size.
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11. 1951-52 Ford Pickup
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12. Rancho Camulos Out Building
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13. The Red Barn
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
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14. El Camino Real Bell
This Bell was placed by the Moorpark Women's Fortnight Club to signify that this adobe was located on the original route used to connect the California Missions. Markers are seen in the background.
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Internet Archive
15. The Camulos Ranch
The scene of Helen Hunt Jackson's “Ramona” — About Twenty-five miles from San Buenaventura.
From The Century Magazine, Vol. XLI. No. 3, January 1891.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on January 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   15. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022