The Journal of San Diego History

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WD-40:  San Diego's Marketing Miracle

A Tale of Cabrillo Statues

Lest We Forget:  The San Diego Veterans War Memorial Building

International Balboa Park:  The House of Pacific Relations

The Davies Award


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A Brief Sketch of San Diego’s Military Presence: 1542-1945

Remembering the Forgotten Village of San Onofre: An Untold Story of Race Relations

Pioneers, Warriors, Advocates: San Diego’s Black Legal Community, 1890-2013

The Sikes of Bernardo: A Case Study of Pioneer Farmers and Agricultural Community Development in Late Nineteenth-Century Southern California

Tribute to Ann Kantor


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On the Road to San Diego:  Junípero Serra’s Baja California Diary

The Vanished Tribes of Lower California

San Diego Presidio Nomination Form

Illustrating the Life of Father Serra

EXHIBIT REVIEW:  Bottled and Kegged


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The Villa Montezuma Museum at 125:  Surviving and Thriving with Friends of the Villa Montezuma

Honorably Representing San Diego:  The Story of the USS San Diego

Trails and Tales of Balboa Park

A Pattern of Seismicity in Southern California:  The Possibility of Earthquakes Triggered by Lunar and Solar Gravitational Tides


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San Diego’s Craft Brew Culture

Wells Fargo: California’s Pioneer Bank

On the 50th Anniversary of President: John F. Kennedy’s visit to San Diego State College

Designing a Unified City: The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition and Its Aesthetic Ideals


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San Diego and the Pacific Theater:Consolidated Aircraft Corporation Holds the Home Front

Patriotism and Profit: San Diego’s Camp Kearny

The 2012 Transit of Venus Observed at Real de Santa Ana, Baja California Sur, Mexico: A Tribute to the XVIII Century Mexican Astronomer Joaquín Velázquez de León



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The Del Mar Race Track: 75 Years of Turf and Surf

UCSD From Field Station to Research University: A Personal History

Father John Chrysostome Holbein: A Forgotten Chapter in San Diego Mission History 1849 - 1854

Mary B. Coulston: Unsung Planner of Balboa Park

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The Origins of California's High-Seas Tuna Fleet

Tuna: San Diego's Famous Fishing Industry, A Pictoral Essay

Inspired by Mexico: Architect Bertram Goodhue Introduces Spanish Colonial Revival into Balboa Park

Adventurers, Bandits, Soldiers of Fortune, Spies and Revoluntionaries: Recalling the Baja California Inusrrection of 1911 One Hundred Years Later

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The Joining of Historical Pageantry and the Spanish Fantasy Past: The Meeting of Señora Josefa Yorba and Lucretia del Valle

The Little-Known Drawings of California Impressionist Artist Maurice Braun

Before LA: Cliff May's Beginnings in San Diego

The La Jolla of Ellen Browning Scripps

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The Norman Baynard Photograph Collection: Three Perspectives

Remarkable Healers on the Pacific Coast: A History of San Diego's Black Medical Community

The Day the San Diego River Was Saved: The History of Floods and Floodplaing Planning in Mission Valley

Placing the Past in the Present: The Creation of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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The History of the Resilient San Diego Rowing Club

The Casa and The Don: Juan Bandini's Quest for Homeland in Early San Diego

The Role of Cemeteries in Historical Research: The Curious Case of Pioneer Park

The Mischief Record of "La Gobernadora" Amelia Stone Quinton, Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Warner Ranch Indian Removal

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Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary The FedMart Years - 1954-1975

Colonel D.C. Collier "An Inspiration to Citizens of Today"

The San Diego Chamber of Commerce Establishes the U.S. Naval Coal Station, 1900-1912 San Diego's First Permanent Naval Facility

Economics and Spirituality in the Entrepreneurial Development Strategy of the Franciscan California Missions

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Examining California's First Palm Tree: The Serra Palm

The Globe Players in Balboa Park

The Trees of Balboa Park

The Origins of Balboa Park: A Prelude to the 1915 Exposition

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Exhibit Review

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The Scripps Family's San Diego Experiment

Naming Balboa Park: Correcting the Record

The Removal of the Indians of El Capitan to Viejas: Confrontation and Change in San Diego Indian Affairs in the 1930s

The San Diego Coal Company: An Early Mormon Enterprise on Point Loma

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San Diego's 1935-1936 Exposition: A Pictoral Essay

The Brandegees: Leading Botanists in San Diego

James Wood Coffroth (1872-1943): West Coast Promoter of Boxing, Horse Racing and Tourism

Recollections of Dona Felipa Osuna de Marron: The Oldest Resident of Old Town in 1878

Exhibit Review: Fabuous Fashions San Diego Style

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Charles C. Painter, Helen Hunt Jackson and the Mission Indians of Southern California
Cassius Carter Centre State
The San Diego Clippers: A Dream Ends
Scientific Excavations at Palomar Mountain's Nate Harrison Site: The Historical Archaeology of a Legendary African American Pioneer
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Before Qualcomm: Linkabit and the Origins of San Diego's Telecom Industry
The Beatles Live! At Balboa Stadium
Everything Old is New Again: A History of San Diego Junior Theatre, 1948-2008
Rita Sanchez: An Oral Interview
Roundtable Discussion
Fossil Exhibition
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The Bishop's School, 1909-2009
Irving Gill's Vision for the Bishop's School
Artists in La Jolla, 1890-1950
Village Memories: A Photo Essay on La Jolla's Past
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Book Notes

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Director's Message
San Diego Olives: Origins of a California Industry
National City in Pictures
A National City Investor: Theron Parsons (1805-1893)
National City Public Library: An Early History
New Life for an Old House: A Community Legacy in National City
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"Liberty Station" and the Naval Training Center in San Diego
San Diego's Sweetheart: Maureen Connolly
Life Beyond Gold: A New Look at the History of Julian, California
The Balboa Theatre: A Preservation Project Completed
The Charity Ball
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