Archive for May, 2011
Click here for the story of the House Movers of San Diego.
Would illegal gaming now grow in San Diego? Police Chief George Sears assured the public that “the gambling lid was on.” But the “lid” was teetering. . .
Click here for the story of San Diego’s War on Gambling.
The endorsement was overwhelming. By a five-to one vote on October 25, 1951, the San Diego City Council approved the addition of fluoride to the city water supply. San Diego would soon join hundreds of American communities that treated its water to improve the dental health of its citizens. But for an issue that met little argument at first, fluoridation would soon generate fierce controversy. . .
The story of San Diego’s battle over Fluoridating the Water Supply.
There has been some trouble with Pablo’s band of Indians, in Agua Caliente Township . . . a party of Indians, some 20 or 25 in number, appeared with the purpose of driving off Chatham Helms and other settlers. A house owned by Helms was set on fire and burned, and an Indian, named Francisco, was shot and killed. –San Diego Union, August 18, 1877.
The story of Chat Helm and the Indians.