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1938 - Supervisors award construction contract for jail at Wayside Farms in Castaic (later called Pitchess Detention Center). [story]
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Experience a unique opportunity to celebrate the season. In addition to our regular docent-led historic tours, Rancho Camulos Museum will have the 1920 del Valle Adobe open and have a special treat for you.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Rancho Camulos Museum Last Sunday at The Landmark will be presenting “Mil Y Un Fantismas / 1001 Ghosts.”

The 1850 Spanish edition of 1001 Ghosts by Alexandre Dumas will be on display. Throughout the day, museum docents will read (in English) selections from this rare book that was once owned by Ignacio del Valle. The book is a compilation of short stories published in French in 1849 is one of Dumas’ few incursions into “fantasy literature”, such as stories of ghosts, and adventures of a sailor married to a mermaid.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Rancho Camulos historic buildings and gardens. Engage in a docent-led tour. Bring a picnic and immerse yourself in the ambiance as you step back in time, “Where the History, Myth, and Romance of Old California still Linger…”.

Guests can bring a blanket, their favorite cold beverage and food for a picnic in the gardens. The museum is open every Sunday for Docent-led tour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The suggested donation is $5.

Group tours and special focus tours can also be scheduled by appointment. Camulos is also the perfect location for a memorable private gathering.

Rancho Camulos Museum is located on Highway 126, about 10 miles west of I-5 near Piru.

For more information about the museum, visit Ranchocamulos.org.

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