Near Piru in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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.
Erected 2000 by National Park Service, United States of America. (Marker Number 553.)
Topics and series.Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
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); 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); Fillmore's First Bank & Masonic Hall (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. 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 . . .
1. Ygnacio Del Valley (1808 - 1880). Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Rancho Camulos. (PDF) National Historic Landmark Nomination. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 4 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, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 20. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.