Don Pedro (Pierre) Agoure was born in France and came to California when he was 17 in 1871. He was a shepherd and known as a swashbuckler. The son of a prosperous French farmer and stockman in Basses-Pyrennes, France. He adopted the style of the Spanish, tacked a "Don" to his name and used the name Pierre.
Agoure started as a dairyman and later herded sheep in the Conejo Valley. In 1875 he began his own sheep raising venture, beginning with 400 head of sheep. He gradually added to his holdings until he had a population of 25,000 head of sheep and cattle at one time. Agoure was one of the region's most successful sheep farmers in the Conejo Valley and by 1906, owned 16,880 acres of Conejo Valley grazing land.
The Agoure name was the one chosen by the postal department because it was the shortest name proposed. The name was then misspelled by the post office as the final "e" was changed to "a". Thus the city of Agoura was born.
Agoure married Kate Smith, known children born to this union were Vivian, Angela, Bijou and Lester P.
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Record added: May 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14344192
We thank you Pierre, for establishing this beautiful area now called Agoura Hills, CA. Rest in Peace.|
Richard A Viner
Added: Mar. 18, 2013
Rest in peace. |
Added: Jul. 18, 2006