Turning the San Diego River Into False Bay

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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Turning the San Diego River Into False Bay
Dates: 1840s thru 1875
Collection Number: Turning the San Diego River Into False Bay
Creator/Collector: A. A. Hunphreys, Brig. Gen'l and Chief of Engineers George W. Perrine William Leamey W. E. Rush Anthony Blackburn A. S. Wright Charles Hazarazthy D. Barber Lriucisunson John R. Bleukus William Louge Squire Fletcher, Esq. John Cook Thos. S. Beech William M. Chase John Hensley Holder Almy Hinirus Berckers (?) Ira Davis or Sid Davis Wm. P. Overton C. C. Overton Henry Eaton Jose Maria Estudillo Jose A. Aguirre Francisco Maria Alvarado Man. or Manuel or William, P. Warner or Warnes or Varnes Juan Bandini Ramon Apodaca F. or Francisco de P. Rodriguez Juan Maria Marron Jose A. Estudillo Manuel Rocha Pedro Jose de Pedrorena Jose de y coris florisco Senor Estudillo Bandini Marron Alvarado Pedrorena Aguirre Haraszathy Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington, D. C.
Extent: Nine documents, including correspondence and original signed petitions.
Repository: San Diego City Clerk's Archives
San Diego, California 92101
Abstract: to be added
Language of Material: English

Access

public records, City of San Diego, Clerk.

Publication Rights

public records

Preferred Citation

Turning the San Diego River Into False Bay. San Diego City Clerk's Archives

Acquisition Information

Documents found in the City Clerk Archives records, City of San Diego. File entitled "U.S. San Diego River Government Dyke; Prior to 1925; Including Permit for Old Town Bridge."

Biography/Administrative History

Documents found in the City Clerk Archives records, City of San Diego. File entitled "U.S. San Diego River Government Dyke; Prior to 1925; Including Permit for Old Town Bridge."

Scope and Content of Collection

Nine documents dated between the 1840s and 1875 relating to the turning of the San Diego River into False Bay, now Mission Bay. Includes original correspondence, signed petitions, a report, a description of work, bond, contract and statement of cost of work.

Indexing Terms

San Diego River course change
False Bay
San Diego Harbor
Pacific Coast
Anthony Blackburn contract with the Mayor and Common Council for turning the river San Diego in case the river is turned by the City at its own expense
pile dam below the Palmetto tree
river bed dam
river bed ditch
shoveling of dirt and sand washed in by the rains
1834, 5 and 6 hundred tons anchored, but now too much sand brought into San Diego Bay
rainy seasons
W. W. Belknas, Secretary of War
Liet. Col. C. G. Stewart, San Francisco
M. Keating, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of San Diego
D. P. Wright or Dr. Wright, the Chairman of the Committee appointed to receive proposals for turning the San Diego River into False Bay
Juan Bandini
Juan Marron
Jose A. Estudillo
Francisco Maria Alvarado
Pedro Jose de Pedrorena
Jose Maria Estudillo
Manuel Rocha
Jose A. Aguirre
Office of the Chief of Engineers
Board of Engineers for the Pacific Coast
Board of Trustees, City of San Diego
San Francisco Station
Engineer Offices in San Francisco

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