Archive for December, 2018

19th December
2018
written by Richard

Thanks to the great people from the California Digital Newspaper Project, San Diego’s first newspaper, the Herald (1851-1860) is now available online. Digitization of this historic newspaper was supported by a grant from the State-funded California Revealed Project.

The CDNP digitized the Herald from microfilm held by Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. The film itself derives from the only surviving hard copy run of the Herald–donated to the library by E. W. Morse in 1901. Now the whole collection is available on the Internet with full-text retrieval. Give it a go from the CDNP website.

Below is a quick sample, featuring one of San Diego’s most notable characters!

San Diego Herald, March 6, 1852

 

14th December
2018
written by Richard

Here’s a quick stocking idea that’s just a click away on AMAZON. Each book has 38 stories originally published in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Topics include San Diego people, military, schools, water, sports, crime, scandal, and more–all illustrated with historic photographs.