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LA23! Walking Downtown LA- Historic Broadway, The Theatre District, The Bradbury Building

Los Angeles history, LA Architecture, The Bradbury Building, Downtown LA From July 16-19, 2023, I photographed and filmed all over Los Angeles. I’m pleased to bring the Best of the city to you in 23 shows of which this is one. Join me, on a walk around Downtown Los Angeles as it was on a […]

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20th Century San Diego Highways, & Freeways, The Pacific Milestone, Highway 80, JFK on El Cajon Blvd

Welcome to our Fall, 2023 “Wild Card” show in the History San Diego series. In celebration & commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of The Pacific Milestone in San Diego’s Horton Plaza Park on November 17, 1923 , which recognized the near completion of the southern transcontinental highway, let’s reflect on how automobile […]

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1830s North America – Pioneers Move West, The Trail of Tears, Santa Anna,The Republic of Texas Rises

Welcome back to History San Diego! It’s time again to broaden our focus from San Diego and study the issues, events, and innovations impacting North America- in the decade of the 1830s. Join George Farrar as he talks about the rise of Santa Anna in Mexico, President Andrew Jackson in the United States, the Rise […]

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Exploring Inside Los Angeles City Hall-Visiting The Observation Deck, The Rotunda & Even More!

I photographed and filmed all over Los Angeles. I’m pleased to bring the Best of the city to you in 23 shows of which this is one. Join me, as I explore inside Los Angeles’s historic City Hall on the morning of Monday, July 17, 2023. We’ll explore the tower , The Mayor Tom Bradley […]

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San Diego History-At The Right Place -At The Right Time-Mexican Land Reform & Mission San Diego

History San Diego is back with Season #3. We’ll focus on the 1830s and 1840s-turbulent times that will greatly affect the Native Americans and the early settlers, while creating unique opportunities for the new power elite-made up of people at the right place at the right time. In our Season 3 Premiere , we look […]

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and The Rose Garden, Riding the LA Metro E Line into Downtown

Welcome to the opening show of LA 23! In our first show, join me as I visit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, The Exposition Park Rose Garden & Ride the Metro E Line on July 16, 2023. From July 16-19, 2023, I visited the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. I photographed and filmed all over the […]

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Don Juan Bandini, Casa de Bandini & The Cosmopolitan Hotel over the years at Old Town San Diego

History San Diego returns with our focus on historical landmarks with a profile of Landmark #2 in our series Casa de Bandini in Old Town San Diego. Learn about the Bandini home with a unique construction of adobe brick originally with a wooden second floor added around 1869, and the amazing life of one of […]

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Exploring San Diego History at Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego-HSD Landmark #1 Profile

History San Diego returns to the timeline of the 1820s by starting to focus on historical landmarks beginning with Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego. Learn about one of the oldest places in California and a powerful early settler family over 3 generations: The Estudillos. George presents you the best of the museum […]

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San Diego History- President John F. Kennedy Visits San Diego on June 6, 1963

Welcome to another History San Diego special presentation in the series. George Farrar presents a musical retrospective with photographs and media coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s June 6, 1963 epic visit to San Diego, including the motorcade, Commencement Address at San Diego State College (now SDSU), his visits to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot […]

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San Diego History- John F Kennedy Presidential Campaign Rally in San Diego- November 2, 1960

Welcome to the first History San Diego special presentation in the series. Join George Farrar as he focuses on the November 2, 1960 Presidential Campaign Rally and remarks by 1960 Democratic Presidential Candidate U.S. Senator John F Kennedy (from Massachusetts) in Downtown San Diego. George presents photographs of San Diego circa 1960 and of the […]

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