Archive for April 23rd, 2010

23rd April
2010
written by Richard

There wasn’t a lawn in the city.  But some people went without baths so they could water their pet shrubs.  Everybody with money left town.  Those who remained became water experts . . .

Read about the Wooden Pipeline.

23rd April
2010
written by Richard

Strolling down Fifth Street any evening, the ear is rasped by the notes from asthmatic pianos, discordant banjos and fiddles, and half-drunken voices that sing boisterous and ribald songs.  The eye is pained to see one, two, or perhaps three men on each corner, so intoxicated that they can barely stand . . . the lower Fifth Street in San Diego is fully as bad, if not worse than the notorious “Barbary Coast” district of San Francisco . . .

Read about the Stingaree.

23rd April
2010
written by Richard

The Dulzura district is the most extensive and richest gold bearing deposit in the world today. –Col. J. Lovick Johnson, mining engineer.

A surprising gold strike set off a stampede in March 1908.
Read more: Dulzura Gold Rush

Miners on the road in Dulzura