The Journal of San Diego History
October 1967, Volume 13, Number 4
January 1968, Volume 14, Number 1
Hal Enger, Director of Publications

Images from this Issue
Pages 1-20 | Pages 21-40 | Pages 41-60 | Pages 61-73

Fifth and H Streets

Page 56. Parking was no problem when only street cars and buckboards shared the spacious downtown thoroughfares. Fifth and H Streets about 1895.

first shovelful of dirt

Page 57. Scene on September 7, 1907, as the first shovelful of dirt was turned for construction of the San Diego & Arizona Railway. The shovel is manned by Frank Forward, Sr. At left, Frank Kimball; at right, in front of Forward, “Father” Horton.

San Diego & Arizona Railway

Page 58. Lines of the San Diego & Arizona Railway.

Wooden trestle under construction at Carriso Gorge

Page 58. The “Impossible Railroad.” Wooden trestle under construction at Carriso Gorge about 1916. Photo courtesy Title Insurance.

Spreckels driving the Golden Spike

Page 59. John D. Spreckels driving the Golden Spike to mark completion of the San Diego & Arizona Railway in 1919.

Pencil sketch of Spreckels Wharf

Page 59. Pencil sketch of Spreckels Wharf, 1901. Photo courtesy Title Insurance.


Page 60. The gunboat Bennington, listing to starboard, after the explosions which killed 60 and injured 46 on July 21, 1905, in the stream at the foot of H Street.

Navy Town

Page 60. “Navy Town.” San Diego has proudly worn this label since shortly after the turn of the century. USS West Virginia and Colorado are here shown coaling from the Prometheus, 1912.

El Prado

Page 61. The view down El Prado toward the main entrance of the Panama-California Exposition, 1915. The Exposition brought world-wide publicity to San Diego and established Balboa Park as one of the main attractions of the city.

Panama-California Exposition

Page 62. The Panama-California Exposition, 1915. Theodore Roosevelt (center) and Exposition officials are shown enjoying a coffee break at the Brazilian exhibit. Courtesy Title Insurance.

Hatfield Flood

Page 63. Some press memorabilia of the “Hatfield Flood” of 1916. Reproduced from the biographical files, Serra Museum Library.

Harry Milton Wegeforth

Page 64. Harry Milton Wegeforth, M.D., parlayed a small menagerie, a love for animals, and a dream into the largest zoological collection in the world.

Wegeforth rides a new elephant

Page 64. Dr. Wegeforth rides a new elephant into the Zoo. Photo courtesy San Diego Zoo.

Spirit of St. Louis

Page 65. Where the “great adventure” began. Ryan Aeronautical Company, pioneer in San Diego’s distinguished aviation history, built Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. His transatlantic solo flight in the craft in 1927 brought fame to himself and to Ryan and captured the imagination of the world.

Spanish Village

Page 65. The Spanish Village was one of the most popular attractions at the San Diego Exposition of 1935.

Presidio Park and Serra Museum

Page 66. Presidio Park and Serra Museum are among the legacies left by George W. Marston to San Diego. This aerial view shows the area as it appeared about 1929 when the Museum was built.

Camp Callan

Page 67. Scenes such as this were common at Camp Callan during World War 11.

Formations of Catalinas

Page 67. Formations of Catalinas fly over the city where they were built. The lumbering but regal patrol craft were turned out in vast numbers at Consolidated’s San Diego plant during World War II.

Phil Swing

Page 68. Phil Swing, Congressman, foresaw that San Diego’s future development would hinge on the availability of water.

Metropolitan Aqueduct

Page 68. The Colorado River Water Project and the Metropolitan Aqueduct system turned out to be only temporary solutions to the water shortage in a rapidly growing Southern California.

Fishing Boat Row

Page 69. “Fishing Boat Row,” 1951, stretched along the Bay from approximately 16th to 28th Streets. Photo courtesy Title Insurance.

tuna clippers

Page 70. A modern day tuna clipper must be able to range thousands of miles on a single fishing venture. San Diego continues to be a major fishing port. Photo courtesy Title Insurance.

Export Agent

Page 71. Export Agent slides down the ways, January 30, 1960, marking the advent of San Diego as a major shipbuilding center for large vessels.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Page 71. Scripps Institution of Oceanography points the way toward San Diego’s continuing leadership in this new and exciting field. Photo courtesy of University of Calif., San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Mission Bay

Page 72. San Diego’s continuing importance as a tourist mecca is assured by perfect climate and by spectacular natural beauty which the handiwork of its citizens has helped enhance. Photo courtesy San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Page 73. The University of California at San Diego achieved outstanding national ranking in its infancy, and seems destined to become one of the great learning and research centers of the world.