Archive for July, 2011
The public library will be open to the public evenings and Sundays, even if it requires the use of an axe, a la Carrie Nation style. –City Councilmen Percy Benbough, Jan. 20, 1917.
In 1917, San Diego librarians and the public waged war with the City Council over the library hours. Who would back down? The Library Mutiny.
In San Diego of the mid-1800s, successful townspeople were individuals with ambition, community spirit, and valued frontier skills. Few pioneers typified these traits better than Edward W. Nottage—a man little remembered today but well-known to San Diegans of his day as “Cast Iron Nottage.”
The story of a well-loved San Diego pioneer Cast Iron Nottage.