History abounds at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad


Last updated 1/3/2008 at Noon

Leo Carrillo called his ranch the

Peppertrees, palm trees, windmills and several adobe houses greet visitors who have discovered Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad. This quiet and peaceful place was once the home of movie and television star Leo Carrillo and is now owned by the City of Carlsbad.

Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo was born August 6, 1880, in the Olvera Street area of Los Angeles in a small adobe house. He left home for work at 16 (with permission from his parents), and then a few years later he obtained a university degree and joined the art department at the San Francisco Examiner.

He then went into show business and...

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