This episode of Audio Journeys takes us to the American Southwest where we explore the ranch of Leo Carrillo. Carrillo was renowned during the golden age of film for his portrayal of Latino characters. An avid conservationist, Carrillo bought over 2,000 acres of land to serve as his ranch. In this audio recording, J. D. Streeter takes us around Carrillo's iconic compound. Streeter is a friendly and informative guide, the perfect companion as one tours the vast and magnificent scenery of the Leo Carrillo Ranch.
Audio Journeys explores the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, a few minutes from the Pacific Ocean and downtown Carlsbad, California. In 1937 vaudeville and silver-screen actor, Leo Carrillo (the Cisco Kid) purchased, and preserved over 2,000 acres of the southwest US's rolling hills. This was a retreat for Leo, his wife, their adopted daughter, and their numerous friends from Hollywood.