San Diego Yesterday

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Overview
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 port to a vital military center was marked by growing pains and political clashes. Civic highs and criminal lows have defined San Diego's rise through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a preeminent Sun Belt city. Historian Richard W. Crawford recalls the significant events and one-of-a-kind characters like benefactor Frank "Booze" Beyer, baseball hero Albert Spalding and novelist Scott O'Dell. Join Crawford for a collection that recounts how San Diego yesterday laid the foundation for the city's bright future.
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ISBN: 9781609499761
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 67
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Richard Crawford is the supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. He is the former archives director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the Journal of San Diego History for nine years. Crawford is a journalist at the San Diego Union-Tribune and also published "The Way We Were in San Diego."
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