Archive for December, 2011

15th December
2011
written by Richard

Student sports were in their infancy in 1900 at San Diego Normal School but the college we know today as San Diego State University was eager to launch competitive sports. From its campus on Park Blvd. in University Heights, the one-year-old school was ready for football.

The story of the First Football at San Diego State.

The Normal School champions of 1900. Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access.

 

 

 

6th December
2011
written by Richard

Just a reminder.  Tomorrow night at the Central Library I’ll be giving a book talk and signing for The Way We Were in San Diego.  It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library.  Interesting tales and photographs of San Diego history and maybe a good discussion, as well.  Book Talk

And by the way, if anyone has the book already feel free to give it a review on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609494415   It really helps!

1st December
2011
written by Richard

Warning: Avoid the plank road. A public warning was issued yesterday by the El Centro branch of the auto club of southern California that travel to Yuma via the plank road is dangerous. . . Parties attempting to travel suffer from thirst and hunger and are sometimes in danger of death as there is little chance of succor arriving unless a call for aid reaches Holtville or Yuma. –Imperial Valley Press, April 29, 1919.

The story of San  Diego’s wooden road across the sand dunes: the Plank Road.