Charles E. Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas. He bred thoroughbred horses and established the Rancho San Luis Rey in San
Diego County (1930s), a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding farms in the
nation. He was also the director of the California Breeders Association and a member of the California Horse Racing Commission.
The collection consists of the records of Rancho San Luis Rey and the California Horse Racing Board, correspondence, periodicals,
posters and ephemera dealing mostly with horse racing and farm related materials.
Cooper was educated in Holton, Kansas; worked in real estate and building trades in Los Angeles, California, from 1902-18;
he was head of the Cooper-Henderson Oil Company, Consolidated, of Breckinridge, Texas, 1918-23; he participated in the development
of Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile in California, 1923-26; bred thoroughbred horses and established in the 1930s Rancho
San Luis Rey in San Diego County, a 5,000 acre ranch that became known as one of the largest and most successful breeding
farms in the nation; director, California Breeders Association; member, California Horse Racing Commission.
18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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