Penny postcard of the south veranda at Rancho Camulos, 1910s-20s. Published by Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco.
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.