Balboa Park History 1904
January 1, 1904, 6:5. Special meeting yesterday of Park Improvement Committee; Cooke present; road and park map of southwestern portion of park modified; work suspended until decision is reached; Sixth street corner rounded off; roadbed to be established and be ready for oiling.
San Diego Union, January 1, 1904, 32:1-5. LAYING OUT 1400-ACRE PARK; VISIT FROM PROFESSOR PINCHOT by MARY B. COULSTON.
January 2, 1904, 32:1-5. Improvement clubs formed for beautifying San Diego by MARY B. COULSTON
January 2, 1904, 3:2. J. R. Dye arrested for taking cobble stones from city park.
January 5, 1904, 8:3. Board of public works approved plans for west and central driveway.
January 6, 1904, 6:3. Cooke grading and planting at Eighth street entrance
January 10, 1904, 9:1. Proposed system of oiled highways; Council debating whether to divert route along the west line o f park; F. C. Hyers states facts as to park drive.
San Diego Union, January 10, 1904, 9:1. THE FACTS AS TO THE PARK DRIVE by F. C. BYERS.
January 11, 1904, 5:1. Federation of state clubs wants Council to accept offer of six miles of oiled driveway.
January 15, 1904, 5:1. New wing for Children’s Home; plans by Hebbard and Gill.
January 17, 1904, 9:2. Survey of La Jolla park.
January 18, 1904, 3:2. City Council meeting tonight to decide whether or not to accept Chamber of Commerce offer of oiled roads.
January 19, 1904, 6:1. Controversy over oiled roads settled
January 19, 1904, 8:3. Citizen writes about west park driveway.
January 22, 1904, 2:6-7. New west park driveway.
January 22, 1904, 5:3. Cooke and contractor Goodbody doing good work; west park driveway being prepared for application of oil.; board of public works thanks A. B. Spreckels for gift of trees and shrubs; Cooke with decide disposition of these plants in the park.
San Diego Union, January 27, 1904, 5:3. WORK ON THE CITY PARK.
January 30, 1904, 5:2. Report by chairman of park improvement committee to board of public works.
San Diego Union, January 31, 1904, 5:1-2. HARDPAN MAKES HARD PARK WORK.
January 31, 1904, 5:1-2. Proposition to supply oil withdrawn; electric blasting of hardpan found to give better results than fuse blasting.
February 2, 1904, 6:3. Double row of fan palm trees uprooted from “Howard tract”; chairman of park plans committee defends action.
February 4, 1904, 3:1. Southwest section of city park first to be improved by park improvement committee. by MARY B. COULSTON
February 5, 1904, 5:1. Board of public works approves park plans with slight changes.
February 8, 1904, 6:1. Nearly a dozen men digging holes for plants on southwest portion of park.; footpath staked at Sixth and Date street entrance.
February 9, 1904, 6:4. Allyn estate bequest of $3,000 has to be expended by board of public works, cannot be turned over to private citizens.
February 12, 1904, 6:4. Cooke reviews park work; park improvement committee likes suggestion to plant trees on Arbor Day.
February 22, 1904, 3:4. San Diego Electric Railway plans to make a park for new pleasure resort in University Heights; petitions for closing of certain streets.
March 1, 1904, 5;3. M. D. Goodbody bid for park work received by board of public works; contract awarded him for $3,000, the amount of the Allyn fund.
March 1, 1904, 7:1. Cooke about to leave; path plowed and scraped from a point opposite Hawthorne to the mesa level; fifty men and twenty teams at work in park; footpaths being established.
San Diego Union, March 3, 1904, 5:3. PARK ARCHITECT CALLED EAST; MR. COOKE LEAVES FOR NEW YORK ON TODAY’S NOON TRAIN; HAS BEEN HERE FOR TWO WEEKS.
San Diego Union, March 9, 1904, 5:3. CHILDREN’S FETE ON ARBOR DAY; 3,000 OF THEM WILL CAMP ON THE CITY PARK; PROGRAM IN PREPARATION; TREE PLANTING THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE. Plans for Arbor Day celebration on March 17; school children will have half-day holiday; Cooke selected two points on the west hillside of Pound Canyon in a line east of Palm Street for tree planting.
San Diego Union, March 17, 1904, 5:1-2. CORDIAL GREETINGS FROM PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL BE READ TO THE CHILDREN OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL AT ARBOR DAY OBSERVANCE THIS MORNING.
San Diego Union, March 18, 1904, 3:1-3. OBSERVANCE OF ARBOR DAY; A GREAT GATHERING ON THE PUBLIC PARK; MANY TREES PLANTED BY SCHOOL CHILDREN; THE ADDRSSES.
March 18, 1904, 3:1. Greetings from President Theodore Roosevelt read to children of public schools at Arbor Day celebration this morning; points chosen for planting called Pine Point and Cypress Point as these kinds of trees to be planted there.
March 19, 1904, 3:3. Street committee takes up ordinance prohibiting trespassing of stock and fowl on city park and matter of cutting wood in the park contrary to law.
March 29, 1904, 5:2. Southwest corner of park gaining in finished aspect.
April 2, 1904. Letter from George Cooke complementing George W. Marston for his work on behalf of city park .
April 8, 1904, 9:3. Arbor Day celebration in San Diego has attracted wide attention in the press; Secretary Coulston of park improvement committee has received letters from Gifford Pinchot of U.S. Bureau of Forests.
April 14, 1904, 3:2. Golden Hill park one of the prettiest spots in the city; lies at north end of Twenty-fifth street; view from knoll west of cactus beds.
April 26, 1904, 6:3. Oiling east park driveway completed yesterday; force transferred to west driveway; eastern driveway will be left to soak for a day or two.
May 1, 1904, 9:4-7. Tom Kneale’s park on University Heights affords magnificent view of Mission Valley; street car company plans to enlarge its grounds.
May 11, 1904, 6:4. Planting of western side of park below Juniper street progressing; removal of range of Company B, 7th Regiment from Pound Canyon discussed; oiling of east roadway from golf grounds to Russ school is nearly finished.
May 29, 1904, 7:3. City of Oakland in receipt of letter from San Diego law firm relative to settlement of bequests made by the late Dr. Bushrod Washington James of Philadelphia to cities of Oakland and San Diego consisting of tracts of land for park sites; public administrator has been appointed to administer tract left for San Diego.
June 12, 1904, 7:2-6. George W. Marston residence to be erected at 7th and Upas streets.
San Diego Union, June 12, 1904, 7:3. WEST PARK DRIVE OPENED IN PART.
June 16, 1904, 6:1-2. Members of high school student body pass resolution in favor of Superintendent Davidson.
June 27, 1904, 6:4. Improvement plans for Children’s Home given free by Hebbard and Gill.
July 8, 1904, 5:1. Time for completion of work has expired so that technically the contract for $3,000 from the Allyn fund is void; Board takes into consideration that contract was with the City.
San Diego Union, July 19, 1904, 6:1. TALENTED WOMAN SUMMONED BY DEATH; MRS. M. B. COULSTON, SECRETARY OF THE PARK COMMITTEE, DIED SUDDENLY IN OAKLAND; REMAINS TO BE CREMATED TODAY; A USEFUL LIFE.
San Diego Union, July 22, 1904. THE DEATH OF MRS. COULSTON; A FEW PARTICULARS OF THE LAST ILLNESS FROM A LETTER FROM ERNEST E. WHITE.
August 19, 1904, 4:3. George W. Marston says development of corners of park at Date street, Golden Hill, 6th and University, and on golf club grounds will continue.
December 2, 1904, 7:1. Attempt to investigate 1100 feet hole for well in city park.
San Diego Union, December 2, 1904, 7:1. SUPERINTENDENT FLINT AND CITY PARK WELL; ELABORATE REPORT ON ATTEMPT TO INVESTIGATE ELEVEN HUNDRED FOOT HOLE; EXPLORATION WILL REQUIRE RATHER ELABORATE OPERATIONS; PIPE LAID RECENTLY IN CITY.
December 3, 1904, 8:2. Samuel Parsons lecture
San Diego Union, December 6, 1904, 6:4. AGAINST TARGET PRACTICE IN PARK; ALDERMEN GRANT PETITION TO PREVENT GUARDSMEN FROM FURTHER USE OF RANGE.
December 6, 1904, 6:4. Aldermen grant petition to prevent guardsmen from further use of range in city park for target practice; citizens on boulevard under fire, protest to Council, exhibit bullets.
December 7, 1904, 4:2. Letter E. C. Ayers about rifle shooting on the park; “Why not include golf also?”
December 9, 1904, 4:3. Parsons here, arrived ahead of time; Cooke to be here soon; work schedule.
San Diego Union, December 9, 1904, 4:3. PARK ARCHITECT PARSONS HERE; ARRIVED A DAY OR TWO AHEAD OF TIME; MR. COOKE WILL BE HERE SHORTLY; SCHEDULE OF WORK.
December 17, 1904, 7:1. Parsons on park beauty in talk under auspices of Florence Heights; emphasizes tree planting
San Diego Union, December 17, 1904, 7:1. SAMUEL PARSONS ON PARK BEAUTY; HE ADDRESSED A LARGE AUDIENCE UNDER FLORENCE HEIGHTS AUSPICES.
December 26, 1904, 8:1. Parsons and Cooke detail work for portions of park.
San Diego Union, December 26, 1904, 8:1. MAKING PLANS FOR PARK PLANTING; MESSRS. PARSONS AND COOKE DOING DETAIL WORK FOR FOUR PORTIONS OF PARK; ALSO WORKING OUT PLANS FOR BEAUTIFYING THE CAMPUS OF STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
December 28, 1904, 6:3. Lodges of city to remember their dead by planting trees in city park.
San Diego Union, December 29, 1904, 9:3. MORE WORK ON THE CITY PARK; EXTENSION OF THE WESTERN BOUNDARY ROAD WILL BE COMMENCED TODAY; TREE PLANTING AT MULVEY CANYON; MR. PARSONS LEFT YESTERDAY FOR THE EAST.
December 29, 1904, 9:3. Parsons left yesterday for east; tree planting in Mulvey canyon; extension of west boundary road to commence today.
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