Name: Ramona Bowl, Site of the Ramona Pageant
Site Number: #1009
Date Visited: 10/25/2015
Other Designation: N/A
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd., Hemet, CA 92544
Coordinates33.719727, -116.949649
Websitewww.ramonabowl.com

Description: 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.