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February 27, 1861: Camarillo

February 27, 2011

Mountains Behind Camarillo

Mountains Behind Camarillo (vicinity of Camp 16); by Matthew Levine, on Flickr


Camp 16

[Today], we raised camp and went about eighteen miles, first passing the lovely Triunfo Ranch, a large grassy valley surrounded by high hills. Then we crossed a high rocky ridge and descended a hill about five or six hundred feet. It was terribly steep, but Peter managed the wagon with a skill to be praised—all down safely. We then struck west a few miles, in a valley, and by a stream near Cayeguas Ranch.

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