Posts Tagged ‘Lydia Horton’

25th September
2014
written by Richard

The Board of Education has just had their attention directed to a most deplorable state of morals existing in our schools; and the evil has been traced to some degraded persons . . . poisoning the minds of boys and girls.  —Reverend Samuel J. Shaw, United Presbyterian Church, San Diego.

In 1903 San Diego, the 14th century novel The Decameron, was the target of the book censors.  Read about the Deplorable State of Morals.

Reverend Samuel Shaw. From Smythe, History of San Diego.

Reverend Samuel Shaw. From Smythe, History of San Diego.

30th April
2010
written by Richard

The philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded construction of 1,689 libraries in the United States between 1883 and 1929.  San Diego was the site of the first Carnegie library in California.

Read more about the Carnegie Library in San Diego and see the film below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2QzzcMEhiE