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Adolfo Camarillo

Adolfo Camarillo
Adolfo Camarillo on a Camarillo White Horse.png
Born29 October 1864
Died10 December 1958
OccupationRanchero, horse breeder

Don Adolfo Camarillo (29 October 1864 – 10 December 1958) was a prominent Californio philanthropist, ranchero, and horse breeder, known for founding the city of Camarillo, California, along with his brother Juan Camarillo Jr.[1] Camarillo also donated the land for Adolfo Camarillo High School.[2] The horse breed Camarillo White Horse was named for Camarillo. He began breeding them in 1921 and the line continues today. Because of his philanthropy in 1950, Pope Pius XII named him a Knight of St. Gregory the Great.[3]

  1. ^ Ventura County Information Site - Where Did The Name "Camarillo" Come From?
  2. ^ Adolfo Camarillo High School Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine - official site
  3. ^ "A Brief History Of The Ranch". Camarillo Ranch. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2007-12-01.

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