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Once a small coastal community known for avocados and flower fields, Carlsbad has grown into a sprawling suburban city. The discovery of its mineral wells in 1885, and the subsequent naming of the city after the famed European spa in Karlsbad, Bohemia, put Carlsbad on the map as a world-class resort destination. Miles of beautiful beaches, and three lagoons located within its boundaries, have shaped Carlsbad into a recreational destination as well. The Flower Fields, with vibrant rows of colorful ranunculus, now serves as a reminder of the past and a link to the future, as shopping and businesses have grown up around them, helping Carlsbad evolve into the diverse, progressive city it is today while still maintaining a small beach-town feel that ties the city to its roots.
ISBN: 9780738569925
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 217
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Jeannie Sprague-Bentley is a journalist from North County who grew up on the beaches of Carlsbad and now lives in the La Costa suburb of Carlsbad. As a longtime reporter for the Coast News and social-scene writer for North Magazine, she has had the unique opportunity to be part of the many people, places, and events that have helped shape the city of Carlsbad and surrounding communities.
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