Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Varney Held’

5th January
2015
written by Richard

San Diego is now the automobile racing capital of America. For the brief space of one week the Southern California exposition city is to revel in all the glory of the speed game. Next Saturday America’s foremost drivers are to risk their lives . . . in one of the most unique motor races ever staged on the Pacific Coast.  –Los Angeles Times, Jan. 3, 1915

The story of the 1915 Exposition Road Race.

The fastest racers in the world making a turn on the dirt track at Point Loma.

The fastest racers in the world making a turn on the dirt track at Point Loma.

 

14th January
2011
written by Richard

With one swift move of the hand at the big switchboard at “Wonderland” last night, Mayor Charles F. O’Neall of San Diego opened the big playground at Ocean Beach just as the clock struck seven.  The blaze of light that followed was a startler to the crowds that were waiting outside the closed gates clamoring for admittance.   –San Diego Union, July 3, 1913.

Read the story of San Diego’s Wonderland.