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.
Ygnacio del Valle establecio 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 excenario de Ramona, novela de 1884, que genero interes ational en los asentamientos Hispanos en California. August Rubel compro la propriedad en 1924 y preservo el significativo patrimonio historico del lugar.
Erected 2000 by National Park Service, United States of America. (Marker Number 553.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 34° 24.39′ N, 118° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5164 East Telegraph Road, Fillmore CA 93015, United States of America.
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); Fillmore's First Bank & Masonic Hall (approx. 8.9 miles away); 320 Central Avenue (approx. 9 miles away); Fillmore State Bank (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piru.
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. Rancho Camulos Museum - Home of Ramona. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Ygnacio Del Valley (1808 - 1880) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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