San Diego Union building, 4th Street, south of Broadway, 1872

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The biggest San Diegans, part 1

Copleys, C. Arnholt Smith, Roger Hedgecock, Kate Sessions, Susan Golding, Sol Price

The rise and fall of the Copley press Shortly after he purchased the two San Diego papers, a dinner was arranged in Copley’s honor at the Hotel del Coronado. He rose to speak, assuring the ...

The Rise and Fall of the Copley Press

A history of San Diego on the shoulders of the Union-Tribune

When Ira Clifton Copley of Aurora, Illinois, first saw San Diego on a trip with his ailing brother to the Hotel del Coronado in 1891, it was a dingy town on the southern fringe of ...


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