Archive by category USA

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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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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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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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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Photographs of 20th Century Jacksonville, Florida & a Tribute to Henry J Klutho – Master Architect

George Farrar presents the story of early to mid 20th Century Jacksonville through photographs and images of Jacksonville- which rises from the ashes of The Great Fire of 1901 with the help of master architect Henry J. Klutho. Join George as he profiles Klutho’s greatest works including Jacksonville’s current City Hall-the St James Building, shares […]

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