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Glen Bell
File:Glen Bell.jpg
Born Glen William Bell Jr.
(1923-09-03)September 3, 1923
Lynwood, California, United States
Died January 16, 2010(2010-01-16) (aged 86)
Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Place of burial Rancho Santa Fe, California
Occupation Entrepreneur
Years active 1948–2010
Known for Founder of Taco Bell restaurants
Spouse(s) Martha Bell
Children Rex Bell, Andrew Bell, James Bell, Gary Bell, Kathleen Bell[citation needed]

Glen William Bell Jr. (September 3, 1923 – January 16, 2010)[1][2] was the founder of the Taco Bell chain of restaurants.

West Side and Cherry Valley Railroad

In the late 1970's, Bell opened a tourist railroad at Tuolumne, California. He was a life-long railway enthusiast.[3] This 3ft gauge railroad used the lower section of the track and several steam locomotives of the West Side Lumber Company railway. The operation also offered boat rides on the old mill pond and RV parking. It closed in the early 1980s after failing to attract enough visitors.[4]


Bell died from a heart attack on January 16, 2010 at age 86 in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He was survived by his wife Martha, four sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, and three sisters.[citation needed]


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