Archive for August, 2011

26th August
2011
written by Richard

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.

 1887- 88               Maxwell’s Directory of San Diego City and County for 1887-88

1889-90                 Monteith’s Directory of San Diego and Vicinity for 1889-90

1892                       Directory of San Diego City, Coronado and National City

1893-94                 Directory of San Diego City and County for 1893-94

1895                       San Diego City and County Directory 1895

1897                       San Diego City and County Directory

1899-1900            San Diego City and County Directory 1899-1900

1901                       San Diego City and County Directory

1903                       San Diego City and County Directory

1904                       San Diego City and County Directory

1905                       San Diego City and County Directory

1906                       San Diego City and County Directory

1907                       San Diego City and County Directory

1908                       San Diego City and County Directory

1909                       San Diego City and County Directory

1910                       San Diego City and County Directory

1911                       San Diego City and County Directory

1912                       San Diego City and County Directory

1913                       San Diego City and County Directory

1914                       San Diego City and County Directory

1915                       San Diego City and County Directory

1916                       San Diego City and County Directory

1917                       San Diego City and County Directory

1918                       San Diego City and County Directory

1919                       San Diego City and County Directory

1920                       San Diego City and County Directory

1921                       San Diego City and County Directory

1922                       San Diego City and County Directory

1923                       San Diego City and County Directory

1924                       San Diego City and County Directory

1925                       San Diego City and County Directory

24th August
2011
written by Richard

The cells at Police Headquarters at the foot of Market St. Courtesy San Diego Police Museum.

 

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.

 

1st August
2011
written by Richard

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.