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Guide to the Virginia DeMarais Anza Borrego Region Collection MS 228
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Description
This collection consists of material collected by Virginia DeMarais pertaining to the history, development, and population of Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego region, as well as a small collection of her personal papers.
Background
Virginia DeMarais was born in Los Angeles on November 13, 1915, to Robert Harold Hart and Virginia C. Christie. She married Bill DeMarais in 1937, and in 1943 they had a son, Dennis DeMarais. The family moved to Borrego Springs after World War II and built a motel called Hacienda Borrego. They operated the motel for eight years, then sold it. Before and after their retirement, Virginia and Bill were heavily involved in local activities and organizations, helping the small town establish a post office, schools, and the Community Church.
Extent
7.75 Linear feet (13 boxes)
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The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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.