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San Diego as described in 1849...

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July 13, 1849

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 13, 1849 Page 2 contains an interesting article headed: "San Diego, California" which gives one of the earliest descriptions of this now-famous and now-large city to be found in print anywhere. See the photos below for the full text which describes what was then a quite small village which was: "...a collection of one story adobe hovels & the filth is inconceivable..." with more. Complete in 4 pages with other news of the day and ads, some of which are illustrated. Close-trimmed at the right margin causing some shaving to letters in the outer columns, otherwise rather nice.

Category: Pre-Civil War