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Tag: George Marston

Celebrating San Diego’s History Before and Beyond 250 Years

| August 5, 2019 | 1 Comment
Celebrating San Diego’s History Before and Beyond 250 Years

For those of you who are not aware of it, the year of 2019 represents 250 years when San Diego became the first European settlement in the State of California.  Presidio Park, located just above Old Town San Diego, is one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast.  That’s because, in 1769, […]

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Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

By Maureen Tess-Fieberg and Antoinette Embry, Co-Chairs, 2015 Mission Hills Garden Walk “Inspiration and Influence 1915-2015….Celebrating the Horticultural Heritage of Mission Hills” is this year’s Garden Walk theme. All year long, America’s Finest City is celebrating the centennial anniversary of San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition and honoring the event that helped to shape San Diego in […]

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Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now (PART 1)

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition   Then and Now  (PART 1)

In February Nancy Carol Carter entertained the Mission Hills Garden Club with a colorful and fascinating talk about “Growing Balboa Park.” Carter is well qualified. She is a horticultural historian who publishes and speaks on topics including the development of Balboa Park, San Diego gardens, the olive industry and the contributions of Kate O. Sessions […]

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Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

This past April, residents of Mission Hills and other San Diego residents joined City of San Diego and Caltrans’ staff to remove trash, dead brush and trees from Presidio Park. Organizers for this effort were Bob O’Connor, who is the Neighborhood Watch Captain for Presidio Hills, and Tom O’Connor (not related) also of Mission Hills. […]

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New book celebrates the architecture of Mission Hills

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
New book celebrates the architecture of Mission Hills

“Mission Hills” is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series and is set to release on Monday, March 2, 2015. By local authors Janet O’Dea and Allen Hazard, this pictorial book immortalizes the stunning architecture that is so unique to Mission Hills. Please join Janet and Allen for their Book Launch! […]

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