Archive by category 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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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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JAX 91 Jacksonville in 1991 Austin Defeats Hazouri, old Acosta Bridge closes, New Jail Opens

Enjoy Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1991. In 1991, State Attorney Ed Austin narrowly defeated incumbent Mayor Tommy Hazouri, the current Duval County Jail opened , the old Acosta bridge closed to give way to the construction of the new Acosta bridge and Skyway crossing- & the NFL announces that 2 expansion teams […]

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The Old Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Coliseum, The Civic Auditorium, The Thunderbird Hotel

I’m pleased to present to you another History Jacksonville Special: A Tribute to the old Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Civic Auditorium (Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts), and the Thunderbird Motor Hotel, Lounge, and Conference Center in Arlington. I know you’re all going to love it 🙂 Pictures span from the 1960s up to […]

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3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece

On March 5, I enjoyed filming 3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece-The Wilshire Professional Building which is still in operation. Enjoy a blend of historic and contemporary images. This show concludes my Wilshire and Western mini-series. Don’t forget to check out the proceeding shows about The Wiltern. The mini-series is part of my filming series […]

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Los Angeles’s Wiltern Theatre: A History

On March 5, I profiled the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles thru film and photography. This is the 2nd of 3 shows focusing on the art deco architecture and history Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave. In this show I merge historic images of the theatre as well as details about the beginnings and survival […]

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