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The Journal of San Diego History SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY July 1962, Volume 8, Number 2 Jerry MacMullen, Editor
Deep-water sailing ships unload at National City in 1880s. Unidentified vessel at the right is possibly the Eurydice, sister-ship to the Star of India.
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Railroad shops at National City, in the late 1880s, with everything from wheels to a "cow-catcher" scattered about. Original photo.
Completion of water-works is always the occasion for a celebration, with speeches and impromptu fountains. This was how National City did it.
At the time of the great "boom" of the 1880s, National City had a far different appearance from what it has today.
If you were driving a skittish team, you had to watch them closely when one of the N. C. & O. line's saddle-tank engines came puffing through town.
Proudly flanking the then-new bronze plaque on Sweetwater Dam are, left to fight, William Green Dickinson and Frank A. Kimball.