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San Diego History-Exploring La Casa de Machado y Silvas in Old Town- A Museum of 1850s Dining

On March 16, 2024, George Farrar filmed and photographed at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and presents a look inside a museum-La Casa de Machado y Silvas, an adobe home which was converted into a restaurant in the 1850s to accommodate the appetites of travelers back then. Enjoy photos of the place through […]

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The United States Conquest of San Diego in 1846 during the Mexican-American War-Leaders & Legends

1846 was one of the most critical years in San Diego’s amazing history. It was the year that Mexican control of San Diego was ceded to the United States of America and for the first time the American flag flew from the plaza in what we know today as Old Town San Diego. George Farrar […]

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LA 23! Classic LA-Life in Los Angeles to the tune of The 1812 Overture-Video from July 16-19, 2023

From Sunday, July 16 thru Wednesday, July 19, 2023, I filmed throughout the Los Angeles metro area. Live Video to the tune of The 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky includes: the LA Coliseum, the Exposition Rose Garden, riding the LA Metro, the Bullocks Wilshire Building, LA Freeways, Downtown Los Angeles, Union Station, LA City Hall, Central […]

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El Pueblo de San Diego Founded, The Natives Attack, The Pueblo Lands, & Incorporating as a US City

George Farrar presents an epic show in the History San Diego series that follows how San Diego became El Pueblo de San Diego, how The Dons of San Diego built up the pueblo under Mexican rule by using political pressure, importing the Hijar colonists, and building homes, yet lost the official pueblo status to native […]

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George’s Hollywood Part 1 Hollywood Blvd, The Chinese, Pantages & Cinerama Theatres, Capitol Records

Join me for Part 1 of “George’s Hollywood” within the “LA 23!” series, as I photograph and film along Hollywood Blvd, Highland Avenue, Vine Street, Ivar Avenue, and Sunset Blvd. Landmarks in Part 1 include The Chinese, Pantages & Cinerama Theatres, The Capitol Records Building and even more. Parts 2 will include a focus on […]

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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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