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San Diego Then & Now (Hardcover) (Nancy Hendrickson)

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San Diego was founded when Sebastián Vizcaíno entered the bay in 1602 on the feast day of San Diego de Alcalà and named the place accordingly but it was not until 1867 when San Francisco speculator and businessman Alonzo E Horton acquired 960 acres of waterfront land and promoted it as "New Town" that San Diego really took off. The arrival in the 1920s and 1930s of the aviation and maritime industries, and regular income from naval and military bases helped San Diego get through the Great Depression. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet was moved to San Diego. The metropolis's wartime role and the associated publicity finally marked San Diego as an important city. San Diego Then and Now looks at how the city developed from a small village into a beautiful beach city.
Fifty-year San Diego resident Hendrickson provides the brief text to this book, which compares photographs from the first half of the 20th century to the city's scenes of today. Large b&w and color prints illustrate the changing faces of locales and historical fixtures including the Hotel Del Coronado, the Star of India, Spreckels Organ Pavillion, La Jolla, the Mission Valley, El Cajon Boulevard, and the Mission San Diego De Alcala. Oversize: 9.75x11.25". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: Photography, Architecture, Travel
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Then and Now Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Printers Row Pub Group
Author: Nancy Hendrickson
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2005
TCIN: 11786192
UPC: 9781592231263
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3309
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