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19th December
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


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