Borrego Springs History

Click on play below to view two short films about Borrego Springs, made by Copley Press in the 1950’s.

The Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, formerly The Desert Club appears three separate times (a total of about 11 seconds, see screenshots above).  It is actually a combination of 2 short films narrated by the actor Gale Gordon. There is a shot of the Desert Club pool, looking out from the Great Room, at 03:10-03:15; a view of a sign that proclaims:  “Borrego Desert Club – Where Fun Meets the Sun” at 20:06 – 20:08; and an aerial view of the Desert Club taken from a plane at 42:14 – 42:16.