Archive for August, 2011
Back in December 2010 we talked about digitization of San Diego Directories from the San Diego Public Library. One glitch in the link above is that most of the directories are not dated on the web site. I’ve listed these directories below. Just find the year you need and click on the corresponding title. I hope that will make it a bit easier.
It was terrible. The screams of the dying and injured were ghastly. The heat was terrific. Flames leaped 20 feet high through the ventilators. –Battalion Chief Ed McLarney, San Diego Fire Department.
On February 4, 1942, an accident in the “drunk tank” of the City jail led to tragedy. The story of the Jail Fire of 1942.
A shocking mystery grabbed the attention of newspaper readers on Tuesday morning, January 16, 1923. “Young Woman’s Body Found on Beach,” the San Diego Union headlined. “BODY OF PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN CAST UP ON THE WAVES” was the San Diego Sun’s lurid story.
A family picnicking on the beach at Torrey Pines had stumbled across a body . . . Had this been an accident? Was it possibly suicide, or even murder?
The story of the Death of the Dancer.