Archive by category American History

Early 19th Century San Diego in North America-The Louisiana Purchase & The Earthquake of 1812

Welcome Back to History San Diego! On our 10th show of the series, I talk with you about Early 19th Century San Diego in the Northern American context- profiling the importance of The 1803 Louisiana Purchase & discuss the impact of The Earthquake of 1812 on Mission San Diego. Join me on Facebook Groups at […]

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The Pacific Milestone Story- San Diego Connects Up with America’s New Highways in the 20th Century

The 1st Annual History San Diego Summer Show : “The Pacific Milestone Story”, Join me as I talk about the origin, purpose, and the recent 21st century controversy involving – The Pacific Milestone , dedicated in San Diego in 1923. Learn about the nation’s early efforts in road and highway building in the early 20th […]

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Experiencing Historic San Diego-Enjoying The Architectural and Botanical Elegance of Balboa Park

Join George Farrar as he presents the Season 1 Finale of The History San Diego Show on YouTube while walking thru Balboa Park on the morning of Saturday, May 14, 2022. Stay Tuned This Summer for “The Summer Show” – a documentary entitled “The Pacific Milestone Story” and This Fall for the Season 2 Premiere […]

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The Bold New City of The South-Jacksonville, Florida Commemorative Bicentennial Retrospective Presented by George Farrar

Welcome to The Bold New City of The South-Commemorative Bicentennial Retrospective-Photos & Illustrations 1946-1995-It’s my pleasure to present to you this special show spanning the years 1946-1995-very amazing years for the city-of which I experienced 20 of them. I invite you to enjoy this musical photographic and illustrative retrospective. It is a retrospective for enjoyment […]

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JAX 92 The Westside I-295 Incidents, The River City Renaissance Urban Renewal Plan

George Farrar presents JAX 92-Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1992. Learn about Mayor Ed Austin’s leadership team which included a future Mayor, John Delaney- and about the River City Renaissance Urban Renewal concept that was proposed to revitalize the city. Hear about George’s experiences living on the Westside and about the I-295 Incidents […]

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How San Diego Got It’s Name , The 1602 Exploration of San Diego Bay by Sebastián Vizcaíno

Welcome Back to History San Diego! Enjoy another History San Diego show as we learn about How San Diego Got It’s Name and about The November, 1602 Exploration of San Diego Bay by Sebastián Vizcaíno including the expedition’s encounter with the Native Americans who resided here then.

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