The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1979, Volume 25, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

Original Articles

San Diego’s City Park 1902-1910: From Parsons To Balboa
By Gregory Montes
The Only Safe and Sane Method: The Curtiss School of Aviation
By Gary F. Kurutz
The Viceroy Marquis de Croix: A Biographical Sketch
By Eric Beerman

Book Reviews

Camp and Camino in Lower California
By Arthur W. North. Reviewed by Lowell L. Blaisdell
Baja California and Its Missions
By Tomas Robertson. Reviewed by R. Coke Wood
Tomol: Chumash Watercrafts as Described in the Ethnographic Notes of John P. Harrington
Edited by Travid Hudson, Janice Timbrook and Melissa Rampe. Reviewed by Catherine A. Callaghan
Manifesto to the Mexican Republic, which Brigadier General José Figueroa, Commandant and Political Chief of Upper California presents on his conduct and on that of José María de Híjar and José María Padrés as Directors of Colonization in 1834 and 1835
Translated by C. Alan Hutchinson. Reviewed by David Johnson
Fig Tree ]ohn: An Indian in Fact and Fiction
By Peter G. Beidler. Reviewed by Priscilla Ann Russo
Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Probing the Oceans, 1936-1976
By Elizabeth Noble Shor. Reviewed by Robert E. Filner
Polish Americans in California 1827-1977 and Who’s Who
Edited by Jacek Przygoda. Reviewed by Daniel E. Weinberg
Letters from North America and Travels in Southern California
By John Xántus. Reviewed by Peter W. van der Pas

Cover: An art glass window depicting grapes and flowers in the Pink Room (Reception Room) of the Villa Montezuma. This and other colorful windows in the house represent the work of San Francisco craftsman John Mallon. Built in 1887 by author and musician Jesse Shepard, the Villa Montezuma was designed by architects Comstock and Trotsche and is a magnificent example of eclectic Victorian architecture. It has been operated as an historic house museum and community cultural center by the San Diego History Center since 1972.