Allan O. Kelly, one of the founders of the Carlsbad Historical Society, was born in 1900 in Carlsbad. Members of the Kelly family at that time still owned most of the Mexican land grant called Rancho Agua Hedionda. As a child, he assisted on the family ranch, rode horses and attended the one room Calaveras school house.
He served as a director of the Costa Real Municipal Water District, as representative of the San Diego County Water Authority, and as president of the San Luis Farm Bureau and Cattleman’s Organization. Allan also served as a Board member of the Oceanside-Carlsbad High School District and on the County Planning Commission. In addition to belonging to the Carlsbad Historical Society he was active with the Toastmasters, the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and his church.
Allan had an avid interest in geology and traveled around the world doing his own research. He published several books on the subject. He lived to be 100.
Lecture about Allan at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Carlsbad Historical Society
Meteoritic collision : a dynamic force in earth history
Continental drift : is it a cometary impact phenomenon?
Alvarez hypothesis mentions Impact Geology
Allan mentioned by Carl Sagan
List of Books and Short Papers by Allan Kelly
Historic Papers by Allan Kelly
Australia Down Under And Off To The Side part 1
Australia Down Under And Off To The Side part 2
Log of Trip to Peru 1959
The Origin of the Peneplanes
Impact Geology and Gravitational Disruption
Gravitational Rip Off, Speculation, Theory, or Fact?
Citizen of the Year 1979
AbeBooks Allan Kelly
Articles by Allan Kelly in the Los Angeles Times
WorldCat for Allan Kelly
Finding Aid for Allan O. Kelly
California State Prehistoric Artifact found by Allan
Web site based on Impact Geology