The Journal of San Diego History
Fall 1975, Volume 21, Number 4
James E. Moss, Editor
Thomas L. Scharf, Assistant Editor

Original Articles

California in 1831: Heinrich Virmond to Lucas Alaman
Edited by David J. Weber Translated by Ronald R. Young
Blacks in San Diego County: A Social Profile, 1850-1880
By Robert L. Carlton
Problems of the Serra Route
By Ronald L. Ives
Rumblings at Pala
Edited and Annotated By Rev. Francis J. Weber
Documents in Architectural History
By John D. Henderson, A.I.A. with Rae Tauber
Cleveland National Forest: San Diego’s Watershed
By Michael Sakarias

Book Reviews

Travelers Among the Cucapá. By Anita Alvarez de Williams.
By Anita Alvarez de Williams.
The Cocopah People.
By Anita Alvarez de Williams.
Pablo Cruz and the American Dream.
By Eugene Nelson.
The Lower Colorado River: A Bibliography.
Compiled by Richard Yates and Mary Marshall.

San Diego History

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On the Cover

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By Richard Gabriel Chase

Commissioned by Southwest Bank and currently on display in the bank’s offices throughout North San Diego County, this mural commemorates Rancho San Dieguito. Painted by noted Southern California artist, Richard Gabriel Chase, the mural shows Mexican rancheros and Indian workers during the 1830s, as they irrigated and harvested beans, corn, peppers, and other field crops on bottomland along the San Dieguito River, just south of present-day Rancho Santa Fe.

Our thanks to Southwest Bank for permission to reproduce this mural.

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.

Courtesy: Southwest Bank