From Patties To Patronage

From Patties To Patronage

History Blog From Patties To Patronage On December 16, a new docudrama, The Founder, hits theaters in limited markets.  The film, written by Robert Seigel and directed by John Lee Hancock, showcases the life story of Ray Kroc, the man who made McDonald’s an American...
Toyland Tinman

Toyland Tinman

History Blog Hometown Testament to Day of Infamy December 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of US Naval forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which thrust the United States into WWII. That morning, incoming communication of the attack was received...
Six Degrees of Kevin “Turkey” Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin “Turkey” Bacon

History Blog You’ve likely heard of the popular game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon[1] based on a real social theory suggesting that any two people in the world are linked by six or fewer acquaintances. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by Frigyes Karinthy[2], a...
Grave Matters: From Graveyards to Memorial Parks

Grave Matters: From Graveyards to Memorial Parks

History Blog What is the difference between a graveyard, cemetery, memorial park, and mausoleum? For the San Diego History Center’s third and last installment of “Grave Matters: San Diego’s Relationship with Death,” we explore these differences...