Archive for September, 2011

26th September
2011
written by Richard

Tuna clipper American Boat in dry dock at San Diego.

It was so sudden. The waters were very rough. I thought we were going to die. –Fisherman Joaquim Rico, aboard the tuna oat American Boy.

On the morning of March 6, 1966, twelve fishermen from the tuna clipper American Boy fought for survival when heavy waves swamped their boat.

Read about The Wreck of American Boy.

 

23rd September
2011
written by Richard
Douglas Gunn

 

No man was ever more thoroughly identified with the history of a city than is Douglas Gunn with that of San Diego. No city has ever had a more sincere and zealous advocate.  –San Diego Union, January 12, 1888.

The story of Douglas Gunn.

16th September
2011
written by Richard

In the 1890s, San Diegans believed the finest theater west of Chicago could be found in the opulent Fisher Opera House on Fourth Street. Glittering productions drew sellout crowds to the 1,400-seat Romanesque style building. But not everyone was permitted to enjoy the local theater.  In 1897, the popular playhouse was the scene of an ugly incident of racial prejudice.

The story of “Anderson v. Fisher,” a Case of Discrimination.

8th September
2011
written by Richard

Chargers Quarterback Jack Kemp

The Chargers got off the longest quick kick in Civic Center history yesterday, booting themselves right out of apathetic Los Angeles and into eager, enthusiastic San Diego. –Jerry Magee, San Diego Union, January 25, 1961.

It’s been fifty years!  The Chargers Come to San Diego.