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The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1977, Volume 23, Number 4
James E. Moss, Editor
Thomas L. Scharf, Assistant Editor

By Zelma Bays Locker

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Motorman and conductor

Page 26. Motorman and conductor pose in front of Street Car Number 16

Old pilings of street car bridge

Page 28. Old pilings of street car bridge still visible at West Point Loma and Famosa Boulevards in Ocean Beach.

An aerial view of Mission Bay

Page 29. An aerial view of Mission Bay (1935) before dredging. The street car right-of-way runs across the lower half of the photo, crossing the channel to Mission Beach.

Streetcar crash

Page 30. An exterior view (left) and an interior view (right) of street cars which crashed head-on, November 22, 1937 near Loma Alta Station on the Mission Bay tide-flats

Page 32. On La Jolla Hermosa Avenue an old section of the curb shows it former name, Electric Avenue. Number 16 emerged from “the strawberry fields” here.

Page 33. Much of the old right-of-way south of La Jolla High School can still be traced. This section is immediately north of La Jolla United Methodist Church.