The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 2009, Volume 55, Number 4
Iris H. W. Engstrand & Molly McClain, Editors
Theodore Strathman & David Miller, Review Editors
San Diego’s 1935-1936 Exposition: A Pictoral Essay
David Marshall and Iris Engstrand
The Brandegees: Leading Botanists in San Diego
Nancy Carol Carter
James Wood Coffroth (1872-1943): West Coast Promoter of Boxing, Horse Racing and Tourism
Recollections of Dona Felipa Osuna de Marron: The Oldest Resident of Old Town in 1878
Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
Exhibit Review: Fabulous Fashions San Diego Style
Publication of The Journal of San Diego History has been partially funded by generous grants from the Joseph W. Sefton Foundation; Quest for Truth Foundation of Seattle, Washington, established by the late James G. Scripps; and an anonymous friend and supporter of the Journal.
Publication of this issue of The Journal of San Diego History has also been supported by a grant from The Journal of San Diego History Fund of the San Diego Foundation.
Front Cover: Adapted from a flyer advertising ticket sales for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park. Photo courtesy of David Marshall.
Back Cover: The Arco de Porvenir or Arch of the Future featured a spectacular rainbow of colored lights reflected in a lagoon gracingthe Plaza de Pacifico. It was designed by lighting expert H.O. Davis who was inspired by the fantasy paintings of artist Maxwell Parrish. Postcard courtesy David Marshall.
Cover design: Allen Wynar
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Articles appearing in The Journal of San Diego History are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.
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