Dennis Avery, a philanthropist and businessman, was a beloved figure in the town of Borrego Springs, California. He died in 2012 at the age of 71, but his legacy has lived on, most notably through the Galleta Meadows Estate.
Hacienda Del Sol is a beautifully restored 1940s motor lodge in Borrego Springs. The property features a San Diego Mid-Century Modern design by architect Richard Zerbe, who helped transform the town into a modern oasis.
One such pioneer, Alta Jones DuVall, played a significant role in the valley’s history. As a highly educated and adventurous woman, Alta contributed to the development of the region alongside her husband, Eddie DuVall.