Biography of Salvador Creel
Imperial County, CA Biographies





SALVADOR CREEL. - While he did not come to the Imperial Valley among the pioneers, Salvador Creel has so conducted his affairs that he holds a prominent position among his fellow citizens, and has developed his property near Calipatria to a greater extent than many who preceded him to this section. At present he is a director of the North End Water Company, and a delegate of the North End in the committee now working with the Irrigation District to insure the Valley of an ample and constant water supply. He is general manager of the Calipatria Land and Cattle Company, and has under cultivation six hundred and forty acres of highly cultivated land. Mr. Creel is a native of Mexico, and was born in Chihuahua August 30, 1890, a son of H. Enrique, former ambassador to the United States, and Angela (Terrazas) Creel. The subject of this review was reared and received his preliminary education in Mexico, after which he entered Agricultural College at Ames, Iowa, taking the agricultural and mechanical arts course: Leaving college in 1910, he returned to Mexico and took the management of eight thousand acres of wheat and corn land and at the same time Mr. Creel was identified with the banking house of Creel Brothers in the City of Mexico, up to 1913. He then made a visit to California and later visited El Paso, Texas, for one year. In 1915, returning to California, he became identified with Imperial County. Mr. Creel's parents made their home in Los Angeles and are of old Mexican origin. Mr. Creel has manifested a commendable interest in all matters pertaining to the county's welfare and gives his support to all movements which he believes will be of a beneficial nature.

From:
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918


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