Electric-carbon arc lamp, Fifth and F streets, 1890. In 1886 six electric-carbon arc lamps on 110-foot towers were put up in the center of town.

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San Diego in 1899

Signs of an economic upturn one hundred years ago

In the predawn stillness of December 25, 1899, an earthquake awoke most of the 17,700 residents of the city of San Diego. When it ended, people estimated that the undulations had lasted 12 seconds. Eastern ...


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