History of San Diego, 1542-1908
LIST OF SPANISH AND MEXICAN MILITARY COMMANDANTS AT SAN DIEGO 1769-1840
Lieutenant Pedro Pages, military commandant of California. July, 1770, to May, 1774.
Lieutenant José Francisco Ortega, from July, 1771; made lieutenant and put in formal charge, 1773; continued till 1781.
Lieutenant José de Züñiga, September 8, 1781, to October 19, 1793.
Lieutenant Antonio Grajera, Oct. 19, 1793, to Aug. 23, 1799.
Lieutenant José Font, temporary commandant of military post, ranking Rodriguez, Aug. 23, 1799, to 1803.
Lieutenant Manuel Rodriguez, acting commandant of the company from Aug. 23, 1799, till 1803, when he became commandant of the post and so continued till late in 1806.
Lieutenant Francisco María Ruiz, acting commandant from late in 1806 till 1807.
Lieutenant José de la Guerra y Noriega, for a short time in 1806-1807.
Captain José Raimundo Carrillo, from late in 1807 till 1809.
Lieutenant Francisco María Ruiz, lieutenant and acting commandant from 1809 till 1821; then captain and commandant.
Captain Ignacio del Corral, nominally commandant from 1810 to 1820, but never came to California.
Lieutenant José María Estudillo, Oct. 23, 1820, to Sept., 1821.
Captain Francisco María Ruiz, Sept., 1821, to 1827, when he retired at age of 73.
Lieutenant José María Estudillo, from early in 1827 to April 8, 1830.
Lieutenant Santiago Argüello, from April 8, 1830, to 1835.
Captain Augustin V. Zamorano, from 1835 to 1840; was here only during 1837-8 and never assumed command of the company.
Captain Pablo de la Portilla was nominally commandant of the post by seniority of rank, whenever present, from 1835 until he left California in 1838.
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HISTORY OF SAN DIEGO
PART ONE: Period of Discovery and Mission Rule
- The Spanish Explorers
- Beginning of the Mission Epoch
- The Taming of the Indian
- The Day of Mission Greatness
- The End of Franciscan Rule
Priests of San Diego Mission
PART TWO: When Old Town Was San Diego
- Life on Presidio Hill Under the Spanish Flag
List of Spanish and Mexican commandants
- Beginnings of Agriculture and Commerce
List of Ranchos in San Diego County
- Political Life in Mexican Days
- Early Homes, Visitors and Families
- Pleasant Memories of Social Life
- Prominent Spanish Families
- The Indians’ Relations With the Settlers
List of Mission Indian Lands
- San Diego in the Mexican War
- Public Affairs After the War
- Accounts of Early Visitors and Settlers
- Annals of the Close of Old San Diego
- American Families of the Early Time
- The Journalism of Old San Diego
- Abortive Attempt to Establish New San Diego
PART THREE: The Horton Period
- The Founder of the Modern City
- Horton’s Own Story
- Early Railroad Efforts, Including the Texas and Pacific
- San Diego’s First Boom
- Some Aspects of Social Life
PART FOUR: Period of “The Great Boom”
PART FIVE: The Last Two Decades
- Local Annals, After the Boom
- Political Affairs and Municipal Campaigns
- Later Journalism and Literature [new material in second edition]
- The Disaster to the Bennington
- The Twentieth Century Days
- John D. Spreckels Solves the Railroad Problem
PART SIX: Institutions of Civic Life
- Churches and Religious Life
- Schools and Education
- Records of the Bench and Bar
- Growth of the Medical Profession
- The Public Library
- Story of the City Parks
- The Chamber of Commerce
- Banks and Banking
- Secret, Fraternal and Other Societies
- Account of the Fire Department
PART SEVEN: Miscellaneous Topics
- History of the San Diego Climate
- San Diego Bay, Harbor and River
- Governmental Activities
- The Suburbs of San Diego