Posts Tagged ‘Russ High School’

13th November
2013
written by Richard
The Thanksgiving Day menu from the Horton House Hotel.

The Thanksgiving Day menu from the Horton House Hotel.

In 1872, the dour secretary of San Diego founder Alonzo Horton would complain in his diary: Thanksgiving Day has not been very well observed. Too tired to work and too forgetful of comforts enjoyed . . . May our ingratitude be forgiven.  –Jesse Aland Shepherd.

But in future years San Diegans would invest a bit more in the national holiday: Thanksgiving in Early San Diego.

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.

 

 

 

23rd May
2011
written by Richard
Palmer & Son created some interest yesterday by driving a house through the streets, mounted on an improvised truck. In about two hours the building was hauled not less than ten blocks. Telegraph and telephone lines along the route were demoralized. –San Diego Union, Sept. 23, 1885
Rarely seen today, house moving became a common sight in San Diego once the Palmers came to town. In the late 19th century, moving a building often made more economic sense than razing the structure and starting over with new materials. In San Diego, the house moving franchise of the Palmer family moved buildings around town for over half a century.

Click here for the story of the House Movers of San Diego.