#1009:  Ramona Bowl, Site of the Ramona Pageant

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27400 Ramona Bowl Rd, Hemet





State Plaque


Plaque is located on the grounds of Ramona Bowl. Access limited to operating hours. You can just see the plaque on the left through the gate in the photo.

From the plaque:

Within this valley was laid part of the scene, and here resided a number of the characters portrayed in Helen Hunt Jackson's historical novel, 'Ramona,' which depicted life and presented the status of the Indians on many great ranchos in early California beginning around the 1850s. The story, dramatized by the late Garnet Holme, was first presented on this site April 13, 1923, becoming an annual event.

Marker placed by California Centennial Commission in cooperation with Ramona Pageant Association, Inc. Dedicated April 22, 1950.

2009 David Schmitt