Tag Archives: San Diego Yesterday

San Diego Yesterday Author Event

June 12, 2013

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Bring your San Diego history questions and join author and archivist Rick Crawford Sunday June 16 at the Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center for a special author talk.   The Way We Were in San Diego and San Diego Yesterday by Richard W. Crawford are available from the History Press and San Diego […]

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New from American Chronicles: San Diego Yesterday

May 2, 2013

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San Diego’s transformation from frontier outpost to vital port was a checkered one. This spring, the History Press welcomes back author Rick Crawford for another round of San Diego history… San Diego today is a vibrant and bustling coastal city, but it wasn’t always so. The city’s transformation from a rough-hewn border town and frontier […]

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“The rain of 1916 was an act of Hatfield, not an act of God.”—Charles M. Hatfield

August 3, 2011

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In 1916, after a long drought, the city of San Diego hired rainmaker Charles M. Hatfield as a desperate measure to bring water to a thirsty region. Hatfield never received payment for the disastrous flooding that followed. The story of Hatfield and the 1916 flood is but one of the intriguing incidents from San Diego […]

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