Posts Tagged ‘University Heights’
One of the great needs of San Diego for some time past has been a system of cable street railroads. This improved method of covering long distances in cities has become very popular in all of the metropolises of the country, and it has been one great improvement in which San Diego was deficient.
–San Diego Union, June 9, 1889
The story of San Diego’s Cable Cars.
On November 1, 1898, the first classes of the future San Diego State University began. In leased rooms above a downtown novelty shop, eighty-one students appeared for the formal opening of the new San Diego State Normal School. . .
Read about the beginnings of the San Diego State Normal School.
There wasn’t a lawn in the city. But some people went without baths so they could water their pet shrubs. Everybody with money left town. Those who remained became water experts . . .
Read about the Wooden Pipeline.