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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

A WESTERN HISTORIAN

Walter Prescott Webb, noted historian, in his presidential address before the American Historical Association several years ago:

 

No matter how hard I worked, I was still a Western historian. No one understood the trouble or fun I was having in relating the many fields to my topic. In com­menting one day to a colleague in a more scholarly division of history, I said: Never have I felt so keenly the need of an education. The fact that I didn’t get one is most unfortunate. ” “Yes,” he said, “but think how lucky you were in getting into a field where you don’t need it!”

YESTERDAY IN SAN DIEGO

The San Diego Advertiser, August 6, 1891
Col. D. K. Allen’s story of a lake of ink a quarter of a mile wide existing in the volcanic region 65 miles south of Yuma is pronounced a clever piece of fiction.

San Diego Daily Vidette, June 28, 1896
Commencement excercises of the Academy of our Lady of Peace at Academy Hall, Thursday, June 25, at 3 P.M. Parents and friends cordially invited. No children admitted.

Evening World, March 29, 1874
Prairie schooner for sale: A prairie schooner, suitable for freighting to Arizona, with mules, harness and everything complete. Enquire at J. S. Mannasse and Company.

San Diego Sun, July 16, 1889
The directors of the Good Samaritan Hospital are going to hold a bubble party next Monday, July 22, at the Florence Hotel.

San Diego Union, July 24, 1887
In eastern Nevada it has been discovered that the noble red man mingles manufactured squirrel scalps with the genuine article.