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Guide to the Walter Bellon Papers MS 10
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Description
This collection contains Walter Bellon’s personal memoirs, his observations on the San Diego Stingaree District, and details of his travels in Baja California.
Background
Walter Bellon (1881-1972) was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Moving to San Diego in 1908, he went to work for the San Diego Health Department. In 1910, serving as Health and Sanitary Inspector, Bellon was tasked with the difficult and dangerous job of organizing the cleanup San Diego’s Stingaree District and Waterfront. Bellon resigned in 1922 and went into the plumbing business. He re-entered public life in 1936, being elected to the County Board of Supervisors where he was selected Chairman of the Board during the 1937, 1941 and 1942 terms. In addition to his political career Bellon was an avid marksman and recounts his interactions and hunting expeditions in Baja California in essays spanning 1911-1920.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.