The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1980, Volume 26, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Original Articles

Samuel Fox, Merchant and Civic Leader In San Diego, 1886-1939
By Robert A. Burlison
The Baja California Gold Rush of 1889
By Sylvia K. Flanigan
San Diego Police, A Look Back
By Pliny Castanien
Station KGB and the Development of Commercial Radio in San Diego
By Marie Brenn Crane

Book Reviews

Federal Concern about Conditions of California Indians 1853 to 1913: Eight Documents
Edited by Robert F. Heizer
The California Indians vs The United States of America
Edited by Robert F. Heizer
Iron Road to the West: American Railroads in the 1850s
By John F. Stover
The American West: New Perspectives, New Dimensions
Edited and with an Introduction by Jerome O. Steffen
The Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route, 1540-1848
By Harlan Hague
Hispanic America and its Civilizations
By Edmund Stephen Urbanski

San Diego Police Department

Front Cover image: A print from the San Diego Police Department negative shows the entire force outside the station at 1028 Second Street in 1908. Police Chief William T. Neely, the ninth man to head the department, is ninth from the left in the front row wearing epaulettes and a distinctive cap denoting his rank. At the far right, standing next to horses of the patrol wagon, is Harry Von Den Berg, who in 1907 was designated the first officer to be called “detective.” For a further look back at San Diego’s police please turn to the photo essay beginning on page 21.

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