San Diego's Hilarious History

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Coda Publications, 2004 - 176 pages
The wacky world of San Diego history that's never been taught in school. Where General Kearny Got Licked by the Californians, Galleons in the Sand, how a ladder put the Mayor in office, camels carrying mail across the desert, how California was really named, the zoo scamps, Those Naughty, Naughty Books, Dora, San Diego's last slave, how Dough Boys emptied the bank, a happy-ending duel, where Butterfield Mail passengers shot back, Chief Iodine and the taking of San Diego and dozens more of Lockwood's fine tales of San Diego.
 

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Contents

Gaslight Delights
11
Chaos at Weaversville
15
East Meets West
17
Have a Drink Offisher?
20
I
23
Referee With a Lump
26
The Only Way to Mine
28
The Hon J Fortescue
31
The Dough Boys
100
Ursus Horribilis
102
A Fiery Oration
104
Trolley Car on a String
106
Vintage Police Brutality
108
The Passing of Davy OConnor
110
Sing Yee Faces Life
112
Pauma Massacre
115

Van Dykes Bad Boy
33
Jamul Swings
36
The Bandini Donnybrook
38
TwoBits Tebbetts
41
A Real ShootOut
44
Bicarb Anyone?
46
Where Kearny Got Licked
48
A Grocery History
56
A Doctors Dilemma
58
The Abominable Monster
61
Califia
64
Ham and Eggs Etc
67
Our WellOiled Hero
70
Chief Iodine and Company
73
Where the Wobblies Wobbled
76
The Bennington Disaster
79
The Fruit of the Martini
83
Those Naughty Naughty Books
86
Zoo Scamps
89
The Triple Whammy
92
Chinatown
94
Chicken a Go
96
Rattlesville
98
Galleons In The Sand
117
A Very Deliberate Suicide
119
Municipal Machinations
121
Battled In Bond
124
A Murderous Business
126
That Wilde Man
129
Dora San Diegos Last Slave
132
Steamer Days
137
Ramona
139
Call Me Mister
141
War On Poverty 1913 Style
144
Our Posseless Past
146
Tough Old Bird
148
Border Shenanigans
151
Baseball Comes To Town
153
Time Marches On
156
Hollywood Eat Your Heart Out
159
Arguellos Epigram
163
Spasmodic School Days
166
Call Me Ahab
169
Acknowledgements
172
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