Our History goes back to 1965. Mary Allen took the time to write a great journal of the QIA origin. She completed this 88 page booklet in 1981. It has always been on the property, but over the years wasn't readily avialable to the members. Finally, with the advent of digital media and files, we are publishing her copyrighted book.
Mary Allen is the widow of Vaun Allen. They came to Quartzsite after purchasing an acre sight unseen, 1958. After his retirement from Puget Sound Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, in 1960, they booked a trip around the world on a german frieghter. The allens have two daughters and a nephew whom they took into their home when he was orphaned. Vaun died suddenly at their home in Quartzsite in 1976. Mary Allen had been actively volunteering in many capacities in the QIA since its beginning. She made scrapbooks from the first, which have proved indispensable in the writing of the history. She Began "How Come?" at the age of eighty, and spent the entire year on it.
This file history only covers through 1980. If anyone has current information, we'd love to add it
Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) - 235 E. Ironwood St ~ PO Box 881 ~ Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Regular Email (Non-Powwow) : Info@QIAArizona.org Tel: 928-927-6325