Located in the heart of Ventura County, Camarillo, named after Adolfo Camarillo, sits on the northern edge of the Oxnard Plain. Adolfo Camarillo inherited and operated the 10,000-acre Rancho Calleguas, one of the last Mexican land grants, helping Ventura County become the world’s top lima bean producer. Camarillo’s excellent climate and rich topsoil brought farmers to the area, but as time passed, farmland was sold to land developers and patchwork housing tracks sprang up in addition to light industry and small businesses.
David Reel has lived in Camarillo for 38 years. As a literary writer, historian, photographer, and podcaster, Reel presents Camarillo as his first book—but not his last.
Camarillo: Past & Present
By David Reel
Past & Present Series
$23.99 | 96 pp. | paperback
Available: December 9, 2019
A sample of the photos in the book:
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