Archive for April 23rd, 2010
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 to San Diego.
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.
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