San Diego Fenton

Fenton Pond is located in the Otay River Valley Park. 

It is named for Henry Fenton who hauled sand and rock for Elisha Babcock 
and the Coronado Beach Company. Babcock built the Hotel del Coronado 1886-1888 
and formed the Otay Water Company in 1886 to supply Coronado with water. 
He went bankrupt in 1896, sold the hotel to John Spreckels, 
and the materials business to Fenton, who operated it for many years.

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