Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Camulos Cemetery Postcard
Rancho Camulos

Tinted postcard reads: "Cemetary [sic] at Camulos / Ramonas Old Home, Cal."

In 1915, Thomas P. Getz of North San Diego was publishing this and other Ramona-related postcards. Getz was the author of "The Story of Ramona's Marriage Place: Old San Diego, California" (~1900).

The cemetery is located north of Highway 126 on the Rancho Camulos property (2014). Landowner Ygnacio del Valle (1808-1880) was initially interred in an above-ground coffin or vault seen here, surrounded by a white picket fence. In 1905 Ygnacio's widow Ysabel has his body exhumed and moved to Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Ysabel was ultimately laid to rest in the same coffin.

Or so the story goes.

LP1051: 19200 dpi jpeg from smaller jpeg of original postcard | Collection of Lauren Parker.


Postcard ~1915

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