This collection contains Walter Bellon’s personal memoirs, his observations on the San Diego Stingaree District, and details
of his travels in Baja California.
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.
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This collection is open for research.