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A Walking Tour of San Diego, California-Balboa Park


by Doug Gelbert


published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords


Copyright 2012 by Cruden Bay Books


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Land was set aside here for public use in the 1830s and 1,400 acres were legally declared “City Park” in 1868, making San Diego one of America’s first towns to have a park. But the scrub mesa of City Park remained completely undeveloped; not the kind of park where you would see joggers and baby strollers on winding paths today but rather the kind of park where you would meet rattlesnakes and coyotes.

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