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Del Mar Racetrack
California
“Where the Turf Meets the Surf” entered horseracing lore after the 22nd District Agriculture Association (DAA) established a 241-acre fairground at Del Mar that included a stadium and one-mile oval racetrack in the 1930s. The venue gave an enterprising trio the impetus to brin...
Del Mar Fairgrounds
California
The Del Mar Fairgrounds—which hosts the county’s annual fair and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—unites local communities in an arena that attracts worldwide attention. The stunning beauties who were crowned Fairest of the Fair and the smoldering good looks of Tommy Hernandez as...
Del Mar Fairgrounds
California
The Del Mar Fairgrounds, home to the county’s annual summer fair and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s racing meet, have helped to make the city of Del Mar a world-class destination with a colorful history.
Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf
California
For nearly seventy five years, summertime at Del Mar Racetrack has been a place for fun and entertainment, a place, as Eddie Read said, "where nobody's in a hurry but the horses." Since its founding by Bing Crosby and his Hollywood friends in 1937, Del Mar has hosted some of t...
Surfing Newport Beach: The Glory Days of Corona Del Mar
California
Corona del Mar was once California's premier surfing spot, holding the sport's first Pacific Coast competition in 1928. Attempts to tame Corona and to make the Newport Beach harbor mouth safe for watercraft drastically altered board riding, destroying the great "wave-making ma...
Pen Mar
Maryland
With a vista of 2,000 square miles across the Cumberland Valley, Pen Mar sits in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 1,400 feet. It was this breathtaking view that inspired the president of the Western Maryland Railway, Col. John Mifflin Hood, to establish...
Churchill Downs: America's Most Historic Racetrack
Kentucky
In the late eighteenth century, in the bustling city streets of Louisville, began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries. Follow Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's most famous racing venue, which revolutionized the "Sport of ...
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Marina del Rey
California
To increase trade to the Orient, commercial harbor development in the Ballona wetlands of western Los Angeles was attempted several times from 1880 to 1900, only to be destroyed by disastrous storm-fed floods. After the US Army Corps of Engineers installed revetments on Ballon...
Monterey's Hotel del Monte
California
California’s “Big Four” railroad tycoons built the Hotel del Monte to be the most elegant seaside resort in the world. Although it boasted 126 landscaped acres when it was constructed in 1880, pampered guests, including presidents and kings, stars and magnates, needed a larger...
The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte
California
The 1964 flood in the Eel and Klamath Rivers drainages represents an extreme weather event. Both the Northern California and Southern Oregon coasts are host to many floods, but the 1964 flood stands out as a representation of the “perfect storm.” Three events occurred that led...
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Crescent City and Del Norte County
California
The rugged coastline and wild rivers of Del Norte County were once home to the Yurok and Tolowa Indians, who built their dwellings with planks cut from virgin redwood. The Klamath River was an early supply route to the gold mines, but its treacherous waters were soon abandoned...
The Sol e Mar Tragedy off Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
On March 22, 1990, local fishermen Hokey Hokanson and his teenage son, Billy, set sail for Cape Cod in the "Sol e Mar." When disaster struck three days later, Billy transmitted a brief, heavily garbled radio distress call. A hoax call immediately followed Billy's cry for help,...
Del Rio: Queen City of the Rio Grande
Texas
Del Rio's roots grew in the sandy soil by San Felipe Creek along with the myths and dreams of the old Wild West, where the mighty Rio Grande dances through the dusty lands of the Lone Star State. Ancient nomads left their mark in the riverside canyons of this border country lo...
St. George Reef Lighthouse
California
Situated at the end of a reef six miles offshore of Crescent City, California, stands St. George Reef Lighthouse. Constructed after the wreck of the coastal steamer Brother Jonathan in 1865, the beacon warned mariners of the dreaded “Dragon Rocks” of St. George Reef for nearl...
Plymouth County
Iowa
Plymouth County is one of the largest counties in Iowa, claiming 864 square miles. The early pioneers made this observation: “If you stared long enough at the open prairie, it would stare back at you!” The first white settlers arrived in 1856 and began establishing the communi...
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