Archive for January 14th, 2011
With one swift move of the hand at the big switchboard at “Wonderland” last night, Mayor Charles F. O’Neall of San Diego opened the big playground at Ocean Beach just as the clock struck seven. The blaze of light that followed was a startler to the crowds that were waiting outside the closed gates clamoring for admittance. –San Diego Union, July 3, 1913.
Read the story of San Diego’s Wonderland.
Less than two years after Alexander Graham Bell’s successful invention of the telephone, the mysterious hand gadget appeared in San Diego. Here’s the story of San Diego’s First Telephones.