Cover: Lake Henshaw in the late 1930s. Conpleted in 1923, the North County resevoir is operated by the Vista Irrigation District.
In 1946, Hans and Margaret Doe relocated to Vista and Hans began his short-lived career as a full time rancher. This 1955 photo of Hans was shot on his avocado and macadamia nut ranch.
Hans H. Doe, late 1970s.
Hans Doe with Senator Thomas Kuchel and VID directors Harry Singh and Jim Downing.
George Piercey, Hans Doe, Fred Heilbron and Tom Adamo in 1954.
Hans and Margaret greet Richard Milhaus Nixon and his wife Pat as they campaigned in Vista during Nixon’s 1962 Gubernatorial campaign.
The Nixonites were a brainstorm of Hans’. He recruited high school girls from the local area to cheer for the candidate at the 1962 campaign rally in Vista.
Gov. Goodwin Knight on a visit to Vista in 1954. In the photo are, left to right, James Sutton, Bill Phillips, Everett Remsburg, Gov. Knight shaking hands with Mrs. Victor Clarke with Pat Patterson in between, Leo Carrillo and Hans Doe.
Members of the San Diego County Water Authority inspect the Second San Diego Aqueduct at Rainbow under construction in 1958. Pictured standing on the aqueduct from left to right are an unidentified man, Lloyd Mitchell, Hans Doe, contractor Anderson, Fred Heilbron, Dean Howell and contractor Young.
In June of 1964, a group of more than thirty San Diego County civic leaders toured the Colorado River Aqueduct of the Metropolitan Water District. The tour was sponsored by Hans Doe.
Hans was in his element when he was surveying the latest facility improvemnets out in the field. This North County photo angle looks north on Bluebird Canyon Road from Buena Creek Road in 1958.