The Billiwhack Monster

Aerial view of the dairy

Silent movie showing the dairy in operation

Billiwhack Dairy

The center of the stories and legends. The Billiwhack Dairy was once a start of the art Dairy owned and operated by the Ruble family. It closed in the mid 1920's and has since passed through various families and been divided up along the way. It is still an impressive piece of land that is dominated by lemon and avocado orchards, as well as the abandoned buildings of the old dairy.

Google Earth View of the Valley and surrounding area. The dairy is located in at the red pin.

Since the dairy was closed it has passed through various owners and some of the buildings have fallen in disrepair.

Augustus Rubel, former owner of the Billiwhack Dairy

Augustus Rubel with Johnny Dinktoes his pet Parrot

Prince Aggie, The prized breeding bull that the dairy was built around.

Augustus Rubel's open letter to why he joining the Ambulance Service during World War II, after having already served in World War I

LA Times story about the huge sum paid for Prince Aggie

'The present 1,800 acre Camulos Ranch, established by Ygnacio del Valle in 1853, was carved out of the 48,612 acre Rancho San Francisco, granted in 1839 to Ygnacio’s father Antonio del Valle, majordomo and administrator of Mission San Fernando. Camulos was located at the western boundary of the rancho and was originally a Tataviam Indian village known as Kamulus. The San Fernando Mission used the area as early as 1804 for raising small animals and crops grown by the Indians, who numbered 416 when visited by Inspector General of the Missions in 1839. (Taken from the Rancho Camulos Website) ' Click here for more information

The Home of Romana Brand

Ramona is an 1884 American novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson. Set in Southern California after the Mexican–American War, it portrays the life of a mixed-race ScottishNative American orphan girl, who suffers racial discrimination and hardship. Originally serialized in the Christian Union on a weekly basis the novel became immensely popular. It has had more than 300 printings, and been adapted five times as a film. A play adaptation has been performed annually outdoors since 1923.' (Taken from Wikipedia entry)

Ventura Star Free Press Article about the Monster from Nov. 4th 1964. Main source of news coverage of the Monster

Rikkii Rocket's Legend Tripping episode on the Billiwhack Monster