Alfred Armstrong Beaty
Alfred Armstrong Beaty
January 1913 - Doc moved to Borego Valley in the Imperial Valley near San Diego. His exploits are described by Phil Brigandi in The Journal of San Diego History, Winter 1997, Volume 43, Number 1, "A Place Called Borego, Homesteader Days in the Borrego Valley" and available at: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/SDHS/journal/97winter/borrego.htm


"Beaty's Ice Box" is in Borrego State Park. When the trail to Highway 99 was built through the desert in 1929, there was a Base Camp here, and a cool cave served as a natural ice-box. Alford Armstrong ("Old Doc") Beaty was an early homesteader and promoter of the road. The cave was washed away but the name remains for the Canyon.
-- Parker, p. 33.

Land Record records:

Name: ALFRED A BEATY
Date: 28 May 1917
Location: CA, San Diego
Document #: 586204
Serial #: CAEC 0001442
Sale Type: Homestead
Meridian or Watershed: SB
Parcel: Township 011S, Range 006E, Section 2

Date: 29 Jul 1920
Location: CA, San Diego
Document #: 764771
Serial #: CAEC 0001752
Sale Type: Desert Land Act
Meridian or Watershed: SB
Parcel: Township 009S, Range 006E, Section 30

Date: 29 Jul 1920
Location: CA, San Diego
Document #: 764771
Serial #: CAEC 0001752
Sale Type: Desert Land Act
Meridian or Watershed: SB
Parcel: Township 009S, Range 006E, Section 31