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Southern Pacific Camulos Depot
Rancho Camulos


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Unidentified woman and boy with the Camulos depot in the background, circa 1906 (per a later photo caption). The depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad sometime around the turn of the 20th Century on the Del Valles' Rancho Camulos property, just east of the old ranch buildings and north of the highway (next to the train tracks).

Both the SPRR and the Del Valles capitalized on the tourist trade by promoting Camulos as the legendary "Home of Ramona" from Helen Hunt Jackson's popular 1884 novel. The Del Valles sold oranges and walnuts with the Ramona label while the railroad added a whistle stop to attract passengers to its 1887 spur line from Saugus to Ventura.

Photos of the Camulos depot are scarce.


NT1104: 19200 dpi jpeg from 5½x6½-inch photocopy | Nathalie (Rübel) Trefzger collection.
RANCHO CAMULOS
DEL VALLE ERA

SEE ALSO:
• Del Valle Family
• Camulos Postcards
• Winery


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Livestock Ledger 1853

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Del Valle Buggy

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Del Valle Buggy x26

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Picnic of 1886

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Lummis Photos 1888

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Camulos Depot ~1906

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Postmark 1908

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County to Pave Highway 1916

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Revisit After 35 Years 1920

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Sign from Camulos Depot

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Rail Ticket ~1920

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