Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Home of Ramona Brand
At Rancho Camulos

Crate label, "Home of Ramona Brand" with view of south veranda at Rancho Camulos, 1930's. Camulos, Ventura Co. California, U F. del Valle, copyrighted 1900.
Schmidt Litho Co., Los Angeles, Cal.

This crate label was used on boxes of oranges and other crops that were grown at and shipped from the Rancho Camulos in the 1930's.

Those who believe the characters in Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel "Ramona" are based on the Del Valle family of Rancho Camulos would say that the upper porch shown here is where the story's Señor Felipe, ill of the fever, lay on the pallet of hide that Alessandro made for him, and that in the room at right, behind the boarded window, Ramona had her little sanctuary where, when imprisoned and separated from Alessandro, she gave her soul to prayer.

AL1933: 9600 dpi jpeg from 300 dpi jpg of original crate label.
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