Synopses & Reviews
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.
From Balboa Park to Mission Valley to the scenic Belmont Park, this volume features fascinating archival photographs of San Diego contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today.
Celebrating beloved cities from around the world, this book from the Then and Now series offers a unique combination of historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then and Now San Diego features over 100 fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. Each work is a visual lesson in the historic changes of this great urban landscape.
About the Author
Nancy Hendrickson is the author of several books and articles. She is a full-time writer, specializing in Internet genealogy and the history of the American west. In addition, she is a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine.