Archive by category San Diego

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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A Lively Ride on The Blue Line from 12th & Imperial to America Plaza -New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022

On January 1, 2022 , I rode the Blue Line trolley from the 12th and Imperial Transit Center to America Plaza. It was a lively and musical ride as the trolley passed thru Downtown San Diego so I had to film it for you to enjoy 🙂 It even had classic and contemporary music from […]

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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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Broadway- A Film & Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021

San Diego’s Broadway- A Film & Historical Retrospective of San Diego’s Busiest Thoroughfare – 1910-2021 – Presented by George Farrar The film encompasses the following: -Broadway street life on February 21, 2021 including cars, trucks, buses, a trolley, and pedestrians from Eighth Avenue to the Pier. – A musical look at the architecture of The […]

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