Early days in San Diego County, California, are recalled in this new 139-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include The City and County of San Diego Illustrated, (1888), Historic Spots in California, the Southern Counties, (1932), Southern California (1915) and California, a Guide to the Golden State (1939). The front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed on 60# opaque paper. While the 8.5 x 11" booklet itself is brand new, it was reprinted directly from old documents, which in some cases were spotted or had light print. Besides the City of San Diego, places mentioned in the booklet include: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado, Chula Vista, San Ysidro, Rainbow, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Escondido, Warner Springs, Julian, Alpine, LaMesa, El Cajon, Santa Maria, Colorado Desert, National Rancho, Sweetwater, Mission Valley, Poway, San Bernardo, Penasquitos Rancho, Rancho Agua Hedionda, San Marcos Rancho,Santa Rosa Rancho, Temecula Rancho, San Jacinto, and many others. Among the many subjects included are: The early days (beginning in 1542), land grants, progress in farming, beginning of fruit culture, rise of San Diego City, the financial crash of 1873 and it's effect on development of the area, the coming of the railroad and a good water system, the Bay region, the Interior area, the Lower Coast Division, the Northern Division, the Mountain Division, the climate, oout-of-door amusements, prominent buildings -- the Morse, Whaley and Dalton Building, the Pierce-Morse Block, the First National Bank, and the Consolidated National Bank of San Diego (all with pictures), discovery, naming and settlement of San Diego, the painted rocks of Poway, Missions, Portola's Trail to Monterey, the first presidio, El Camino Real, the Butterfield Stage Route, the Battle of San Pascual, many other historic places, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Biographical sketches, which speak not only of the individuals but often of their part in the development of San Diego, are included for: A.E. Norton, E. W. Morse, Judge O.S. Witherby, M. Schiller, Thomas Whaley, James McCoy, Andrew Cassidy, Robert Kelly, Col. C.P. Noell, J.S. Mannasse, Charles A. Wetmore, George B. Hensley, William E. High, Aaron Pauly, D. Choate, Judge McNealy, Robert Allison, Philip Morse (poet), R.G. Clark, Daniel Cleveland, George W. Hazzard, William Jorres, Charles J. Fox, A. Klauber, S. Levi, Bryant Howard, John S. Harbison, Col. Chalmers Scott, Charles Hubbell, O.A. Hubbell, Joseph Faivre, Dr. George William Barnes, Thomas Nesmith, Mrs. Mary J. Birdsall, Dr. D. Cave, Dr. W.A. Winder, Judge M.A. Luce, George A. Cowles, Dr. P.C. Remondino, N.H. Conklin, R.A. Thomas, Judge John D. Works, L.S. McLure, Col. W.H. Holabird, Col. John A. Helphingstine, Governor Robert W. Waterman, and Willard N. Fos. Most include photos.