Coronado, California (Images of America Series)

Coronado, California (Images of America Series)

by Leslie Hubbard Crawford
     
 

During the 1880s, a great land boom was sweeping California. Two visionary entrepreneurs, Elisha Babcock and H. L. Story, imagined Coronado as a resort and brought their dream to reality by luring the wealthy and famous to their exclusive red-roofed hotel on the beach. John D. Spreckels continued to build upon that dream, leaving a legacy through his many gifts to

Overview


During the 1880s, a great land boom was sweeping California. Two visionary entrepreneurs, Elisha Babcock and H. L. Story, imagined Coronado as a resort and brought their dream to reality by luring the wealthy and famous to their exclusive red-roofed hotel on the beach. John D. Spreckels continued to build upon that dream, leaving a legacy through his many gifts to the city. The U.S. Navy has played a prominent role in Coronado's development, with North Island officially known as the birthplace of naval aviation, and later, with U.S. Navy SEALs stationed at Naval Amphibious Base. Coronado and North Island are surrounded by water and only accessible by the peninsular Silver Strand and the iconic Coronado-San Diego Bay Bridge. This creates a small town atmosphere with a unique combination of cosmopolitan beach resort and navy town, rich in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738581309
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
616,352
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Leslie Hubbard Crawford, a resident for over 45 years, shares her love for Coronado with this pictorial compilation. At age 10, she rode one of the last beloved car ferries that crossed the bay before the opening of the bridge. An avid gardener, she is involved in numerous volunteer organizations in Coronado, and is happy to call Coronado her home.

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