Posts Tagged ‘Bing Crosby’

8th July
2014
written by Richard
A grove of eucalyptus in Rancho Santa Fe.

A grove of eucalyptus in Rancho Santa Fe.

San Diegans planted olive trees by the hundred, citrus by the thousand and eucalyptus trees by the multi-million . . . the coming of the eucalyptus from Australia was the long awaited Millennium—practically a supernatural beneficence to every area of life: economical, medicinal, and ethereal.  –Leland G. Stanford, San Diego librarian and author.

The story of San Diego’s eucalyptus trees.

21st April
2010
written by Richard

On August 12, 1938, a great match race at the Del Mar racetrack pitted Seabiscuit against Ligaroti.  Over 20,000 fans watched the race and a nationwide audience listened on the radio . . .

Read  Seabiscuit Comes to San Diego and check the YouTube video here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcnawQ7DFaE

Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.

Seabiscuit and Ligaroti down the stretch.