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Palos Verdes Begonia Farm collection
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Description
Collection includes newsletters, clippings, printed material and ephemera.
Background
Palos Verdes Begonia Farm started in 1941 by Palos Verdes Peninsula resident, Gus Bauman. A family owned business, it spanned four generations and was operated by Jack Bauman and John Bauman until closing in 1998. Palos Verdes Begonia Farm specialized in raising and exporting Tuberous Begonias, becoming one of the leading suppliers of begonias in the country. In the 1960s the company expanded to other plants and garden supplies and became one of the first full service retail garden centers in the area.
Extent
.5 Cubic Feet .5 letter size document box
Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
Availability
Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.