Lake San Marcos, California (Images of America Series)

Lake San Marcos, California (Images of America Series)

by Jacque Baker


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In 1962, the Frazar brothers purchased 1,648 acres of land, which included a 40-acre lake, in San Diego’s North County with the goal of building a lakeside community of homes and two golf courses. By 1964, the lake was enlarged to 80 acres and the land was reshaped to accommodate 1,500 homes (eventually growing to over 2,500 homes); two golf courses, one a private country club and the other a public course; and a bridge across the lake. A motel, restaurant, shopping center, and residents’ recreation center were later added. In 1967, the National Home Builders Association Convention in Chicago awarded the Lake San Marcos design the title of “Best Planned Lakeside Community in the Nation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467132411
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,242,301
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jacque Baker has been active in preserving the history of Lake San Marcos since moving there in 2001 and seeing what a special and unique community it was. While president of the Lake San Marcos Community Association in 2007 and 2008, she collected many photographs. As an active real estate broker in the area, she has seen the changes the community has gone through and wants to preserve its history. Fortunately, the community puts out a monthly newsletter filled with images of the area; this book is a compilation of some of those wonderful photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Building Lake San Marcos 9

2 Early Days 35

3 Community Development 59

4 The People 75

The Future of Lake San Marcos 127

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