Near Piru in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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.
Erected 2000 by National Park Service, United States of America. (Marker Number 553.)
Topics and series. This historical Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & 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.
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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