DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
About 20 years after the onset of the 19th century, a young Spanish soldier Antonia del Valle arrived in the San Fernando Valley to take an administrative position in the Mission San Fernando Rey de Expagña. His family was rewarded by the Rancho Camulos, carved from Mission lands in Piru, California. The Mission had access to the Santa Paula River valley through a pass just above where Magic Mountain entertains people today.
Rancho Camulos earned immortality when D.W. Griffith used the grounds and chapel for the silent movie Ramona, starring Mary Pickford. The Rancho is a terrific adventure from the San Fernando Valley. 5164 East Telegraph Road, Piru.