Spring 1976

April 1, 1976

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1976, Volume 22, Number 2
James E. Moss, Editor

Original Articles

DON PEDRO PRAT: A Great and Ineffable Tragedy
By Clifford Graves
PAGES FROM THE DIARY OF CAVE JOHNSON COUTS: San Diego in the Spring and Summer of 1849
Edited by Thomas L. Scharf
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO IZARD STREET? Pacific Beach and Its Street Names
By Zelma Bays Locker
THE CALIFORNIA COLUMN IN THE CIVIL WAR: Hazen’s Civil War Diary
Edited by Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.
EL CAMINO REAL IN BAJA CALIFORNIA: A Commentary on Problems of the Serra Route, by Ronald L. Ives
By Harry W. Crosby

Book Reviews

ON THE COVER

EARLY SCHOOLS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

cover photocover photo

Commissioned by Southwest Bank and now on display in the Bank’s offices throughout North San Diego County, this mural commemorates Agua Hedionda Rancho, a 13,000-acre ranch that lay south and east of present-day Carlsbad. Painted by Richard Gabriel Chase, the mural shows the informal school established by Juan María Marrón, the original grantee of the ranch, for Mexican and Indian children in the area. Teachers in Marrón’s school included priests, lay brothers, and several retired soldiers.

Although establishment of schools had been ordered by the Viceroy of Mexico as early as 1793, the first permanent public school wasn’t organized in San Diego County until 1854.

cover artist

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


This issue of the The Journal of San Diego History was scanned and proofread by volunteer Bill Parsons.