Tag Archives: San Diego

History Press West Authors Out And About

November 28, 2011

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Tustin locals have likely heard the buzz about Tustin As It Once Was. On Saturday December 3, author Juanita Lovret will be signing copies of her book at the Tustin Area Museum from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by and say hello! Fresh from events at San Diego’s Upstart Crow and the Save Our […]

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Interview with Richard W. Crawford, Author of The Way We Were in San Diego

October 19, 2011

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AK: What was the strangest or quirkiest story you uncovered while researching your “The Way We Were” column for the San Diego Union-Tribune? RC: The story of celebrity evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s mysterious disappearance in May 1926 has a strange San Diego connection. McPherson reappeared a few weeks later and claimed she had been kidnapped. […]

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History Press Releases New San Diego Book

October 4, 2011

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On October 18, 2011, The History Press releases its first American Chronicles book in San Diego: The Way We Were in San Diego by Richard W. Crawford. San Diego, known for its perfect weather, naval ties and landmarks like the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, has a history as incredible as its stunning shoreline. […]

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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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Del Mar Opener

July 17, 2011

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Retirement didn’t keep Hank Wesch, author of Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf, from the turf for long. He recently joined the PR staff of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and will be providing notes and quotes from the back stretch throughout the summer meet. The Del Mar season kicks off Wednesday, July […]

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