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Carol Bowers

Articles by Carol Bowers

The ugly war housing of Midway-Rosecrans, San Diego's Japanese imprisoned in Poston, Arizona

The Frontier They Want Us to Forget By the late 1960s, the only Frontier structures that still remained were two war-era public schools, Barnard Elementary and the Midway Continuation High School. The city council had ...

September 27, 2021
Cave Couts, Old Town loveletters, San Diego's first school

Cave Johnson Couts Ysidora's brother-in-law, Don Abel Stearns, gave her the Guajome land grant surrounding Mission San Luis Rey. Couts resigned his commission with the Army and built a ranch on land that “had neither ...

August 28, 2021
The siren song of Sunset Cliffs, our beach gangs – O.B. Rats, Tuna Boys, P.B. Vermin

The Deadly View from Sunset Cliffs “We used to average about a hundred calls a year,” he says, “but in 1986 it was down to sixty-nine, and in 1987, there were only forty-three.” These figures ...

May 9, 2021
The fantastical odyssey of Ocean Beach's fuel

"I can vividly see Del Monte, the street where we lived, and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which was Defoe then [renamed in the '20s after the Sunset Cliffs development]. There was no pavement, just dirt streets."

December 3, 1992
The deadly view from Sunset Cliffs

On February 11, 1973, police and lifeguards made note of a cave that had collapsed during beneath the corner of Coronado Avenue and Bacon Street — the site of the Forties’ cave-in that killed Clytie Purvis.

May 19, 1988
Billy Carlson, the boy mayor of San Diego

He had the eager devotion to San Diego of Pete Wilson, the unswerving optimism of Mike Gotch, and the bounce-back ability of Roger Hedgecock. He was possessed of such energy that his chroniclers wondered when he slept.

July 9, 1987
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