Page 39. Lt. George Derby’s famous dike built in 1853 was the first attempt to control the direction of the San Diego River. San Diego Historical Society Photo.
Page 40. This 1937 aerial photograph shows a thinly populated Crown Point and the underdeveloped Mission Bay. San Diego History Center Photo.
Page 41. This 1955 photograph shows the severe sand bar problem in Mission Bay. San Diego Historical Society Photo.
Page 42. This photo looks south and shows the community of Mission Beach and the underdeveloped Mission Bay on the left in 1941. San Diego History Center Photo.
Page 44. Looking north towards the Ventura Bridge, this 1955 photograph shows the serious sand bar problem closing the channel under the bridge. Notice the birds on the bar. San Diego Historical Society Photo.
Page 45. By the 1950s, a great deal of progress had been made in the development of Mission Bay Park. San Diego History Center Photo.
Page 46. This 1953 planning department map showed an early conception for the Mission Bay development. Larger image=220k
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