Chad Deal 6 p.m., Feb. 27
Unforgettable: Long Ago San Diego
Part two of two
“The appetite grows with eating.” Many in the late 19th Century applied the French proverb to an insatiable urge to filibuster: to conquer foreign territories with private armies. If appetite grows, then Captain John H. ...
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In the last half of the 19th Century, aliens eagerly crossed the U.S./Mexico border — into Mexico. Burning with what historian William B. Scroggs calls “filibuster fever,” they felt entitled “to swallow up every few ...
This land is mine: The Cupeño removal of 1903, part four of four
The wagons came at sunrise. Over 40 teams passed through the barb-wired gate and lurched up the dirt road to Kupa like a giant snake. They came to drive the Cupeño from their land. Stacked ...
This land is mine: The Cupeño removal of 1903, part three of four
Tents and campfire smoke signaled the end for the Cupeño.
This land is mine: The Cupeño removal of 1903, part two of four
U.S. government didn’t fool Cecilio Blacktooth.
This land is mine: The Cupeño removal of 1903, part one of four
Visitors to the Indian village at Kupa were often struck by the silence. No loud voices, no sudden shouts. Even children played quietly. A stillness spread from the bowl-shaped Valle de San Jose below, past ...
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The first time her acting company toured the West Coast, Lillie Langtry skipped San Diego. That flea-bit Podunk wasn’t up to snuff. In 1888, she booked May 4 and 5, at the Louis Opera House, ...
Part one of two: Becoming an actor
When the world’s most beautiful woman came to town.
The Strange Case of Mr. Wallace Leach, Part Two
Wallace Leach barged into the Occidental Hotel bar with a broken nose and a powerful thirst. He was in San Francisco on business, he said, but was out for revenge. He came to hire a ...