The San Diego History Center is interested in articles and documents relating to the history of San Diego for publication in the Society’s quarterly magazine, THE JOURNAL OF SAN DIEGO HISTORY. Any aspect of San Diego history is considered suitable for publication in the JOURNAL; articles pertaining to the surrounding area and southern California in general are considered when they involve events or personalities having a significant bearing on the history of San Diego.

Originality of subject, general interest of the article, sources used in research, interpretation of information, and style of writing are criteria for acceptance for publication. The original article and a carbon copy should be submitted; the author should retain a copy of the entire article. The maximum length for an article is 7,500 words. Only in special circumstances will an article previously published in another magazine or journal be accepted for the JOURNAL.

In preparing copy for the JOURNAL, authors should consult an accepted style manual such as the Manual for the Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate Turabian and published by the University of Chicago Press, or A Manual of Style for Authors, Editors, and Copywriters, prepared and published by the University of Chicago Press.

THE JOURNAL OF SAN DIEGO HISTORY is published by the San Diego History Center in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Society assumes no responsibility for the statements or opinions of the authors of the various articles. All rights to the material printed remain with the individual writers, whose per­mission for reproduction or extensive quotation must be obtained.

Articles submitted for THE JOURNAL OF SAN DIEGO HISTORY should be addressed to

James E. Moss, Editor

San Diego History Center

The Journal of San Diego History
Spring 1970, Volume 16, Number 2
James E. Moss, Editor

Cover Image: Charles A. Fries, Too Late

From the Editor

Original Articles:

San Diego’s Medico-Legal History 1850-1900

By Leland Stanford

The Plank Road

By James B. Kates


How Uncle Charley Came to California

By Charles Ripley Sumner