The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1975, Volume 21, Number 2
James E. Moss, Editor
Thomas L. Scharf, Assistant Editor
- Pedro Fages and Miguel Costanso: Two Early Letters From San Diego in 1769
- Edited and Translated By Iris Wilson Engstrand
- A Study of the Location of Mule Hill: General Kearny’s Camp After the Battle of San Pasqual
- By Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.
- The Fallbrook Irrigation District Case
- By Kay Russell
- From Aspin to Zanzibar: Street Names in San Diego’s Mission Beach
- By Zelma Bays Locker
- Elizabethan California
- By Robert F. Heizer. Reviewed by W. Michael Mathes.
- The King’s Highway in Baja California: An Adventure into the History and Lore of a Forgotten Region
- By Harry Crosby. Reviewed by Howard E. Gulick
- Mystique of the Missions: Photographic Impressions
- By Marvin Wax. Reviewed by Larry Booth.
- Mills and Markets: A History of the Pacific Coast Lumber Industry to 1900
- By Thomas R. Cox. Reviewed by Edwin T. Coman, Jr.
- Newport Bay: A Pioneer History
- By Ellen K. Lee. Reviewed by Dr. William 0. Hendricks.
- We Three Came West: A True Chronicle
- Edited by Helen Raitt and Mary Collier Wayne. Reviewed by Rodman W. Paul.
- The American West and the Religious Experience
- Ed. by William M. Kramer. Reviewed by Lionel U. Ridout.
- Emperor Norton of San Francisco
- By William M. Kramer. Reviewed by Abraham P. Nasatir.
San Diego History: The Good Old Days
Letters to the Editor
On the Cover
THE BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL
By Richard Gabriel Chase
The Battle of San Pasqua] is commemorated in a new, 20-foot by 6-foot mural now on display in the Southwest Bank in Escondido, CA. The mural is one in a series of nine commissioned by Southwest Bank and being painted by Richard Gabriel Chase, noted Southern California muralist.
This mural dramatically illustrates the second phase of the battle, which took place on the morning of December 6, 1846, just east of the present site of the Lake Hodges bridge on Highway 395.
When all the murals in the series are complete, they will be rotated on a regular schedule among the various Southwest Bank offices in the San Diego region. The first mural in the series, Rancho Buena Vista, showing a ranch family engaged in household chores during the late Mexican era in San Diego County, was illustrated on the cover of this Journal, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Winter, 1975.
Artist Richard Gabriel Chase shown at work on the first of his series of nine murals, each of which will depict a different aspect of life in the San Diego region during the Mexican era. Chase is a native of Massachusetts and began his art studies at the Worcester Art Museum School and privately with such eminent portraitists as Ernest L. Major and Victor Humann. He has taught life drawing and portraiture at San Bernardino Valley College. His murals and paintings may be seen throughout Southern California in financial institutions, business and professional offices, schools, hotels and churches.
Southwest Bank and the Tolle Company