In celebration of The Daily Transcript's 125th anniversary, we honor our region's history with a look at some of the companies and people who have been a part of the county's growth. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more involved.
The Daily Transcript was launched in San Diego in 1886, during a time of unprecedented growth and prosperity. San Diego had just joined the ranks of other major California cities with transcontinental train service. Businesspeople from across the country saw the newly chartered San Diego as a place of untapped potential.
The potential was always there, given the presence of several universities and research centers, with University of California, San Diego and the Scripps Research Institute leading the pack, but it began to be realized during this period.
Since its founding, San Diego has grown and developed not just as an American city, but also as a border city. In 1965, the Mexican government authorized the first maquiladoras, helping the city grow binational businesses that would define the economy for decades to come.
Although tourism and recreation played roles in San Diego’s development, nothing has made a bigger impact than its symbiotic relationship with the military. A World War II defense boom would draw tens of thousands from across the country to work in the aircraft industry -- which in turn strained community and natural resources -- creating a housing shortage that dramatically and permanently altered the city’s physical and psychological landscape.
The second decade of the 20th century began by bringing realists and dreamers together to elevate a struggling, sleepy town into a soaring, dynamic city.
*Very few apples are actually grown in Julian. It was originally a gold mining town, and you can still visit the old mines.
As the oldest city on the West Coast – 242 years – San Diego has a lengthy history of commerce, and the establishment of vital civic and social institutions.
Prior to 1972, the The Daily Transcript relied upon the writing skills of its publisher and editor, tipsters and the public record for content.
The following is a look at The Daily Transcript's history.
August 29, 2011 -- Chris Nayve of University of San Diego’s Center for Community Service Learning talks about what it means to be a changemaker campus and how USD is connected to both the local and global community.
Barney & Barney is a local insurance shop that’s been servicing the San Diego community for more than a century.
Exactly 100 years ago, a pilot and inventor named Glenn Curtiss opened a flying school for Navy officers on Coronado.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's history stretches back almost 100 years, and during that time the base has seen its name and function change numerous times.
Picturesque Balboa Park wasn’t always so. What began as a site for downtown’s construction refuse is now one of San Diego’s most coveted landmarks. On the cusp of celebrating its centennial year, the evolving park warrants a glimpse into its history.
San Diego’s forefathers had a concept of what the city could someday become, right down to how extensively we might rely on public transportation.
More than four decades after its opening, the San Diego-Coronado Bridge remains an iconic image of South Bay. Visible from miles away, it is today an integral piece of the San Diego skyline.
Old photos of the La Jolla mesa that's now home to the University of California, San Diego show a beautiful, if desolate place. The views of the ocean are stunning; the roads are mostly dirt.
Editor's note: As The Daily Transcript celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, we take a look at some other local companies who have played important roles in the region's history. The following is another article in the series.
Barely a peep was heard at Horton Plaza at the beginning, but it came into national prominence decades later.
For the past 119 years, San Diego Hardware has been supplying San Diego with the motto of “having everything under the sun,” and if they don’t have it, you didn’t need it. It’s a saying that has held true, as is evident by the years this hardware company has been in existence.