This collection contains personal and business papers pertaining to the Stuart family of Mount Laguna from 1915 to 1995. The
collection includes personal correspondence, lodge and cabin rentals and sales, and papers regarding their involvement in
the Mount Laguna Post Office, Mount Laguna Improvement Association and Mount Laguna Protective Association.
Arthur Clay Stuart was born in Carthage, Missouri. He quit school after the sixth grade then left home at the age of thirteen.
Despite his early departure from school, daughter Sue Martin expressed that “he read everything he got his hands on.” Eventually
he would come to California during the depression to seek work. In 1936, Clay found employment with the Works Progress Administration
Forest Service and was sent to a remote tent cabin in Mount Laguna, located in the Cleveland National Forest, to build a water
system. Mrs. Ruth Marie Stuart followed as soon as she could. One of the original families in the area, Clay and Ruth made
it home for the next fifty years. They were considered pioneers, devoting their time to develop and improve Mount Laguna.
2.0 Linear feet
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
This collection is open for research. Original photographs previously separated to the SDHC Photograph Collection.