The Journal of San Diego History
Spring 1975, Volume 21, Number 2
James E. Moss, Editor
Thomas L. Scharf, Assistant Editor

Original Articles

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

Book Reviews

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

Book Notes

Letters to the Editor

On the Cover

cover image

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

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