Miramar

Miramar, CaliforniaAn early view of Miramar, a neighborhood that is today a part of San Diego, California. The area was once part of Scripps Ranch where Edward W. Scripps had built a home in the 1890s. He named that home, wait for it… Miramar.

Wishing Well at Ramona’s

Ramona's Wishing WellA 1920s postcard showing the wishing well at Ramona’s Marriage Place. (read about Ramona here) On the back:

THE WISHING WELL AT RAMONA’S MARRIAGE PLACE, OLD TOWN, SAN DIEGO, CAL.
“Quaff ye the waters of Ramona’s Well,
Good luck they bring and secrets tell,
Blessed were they by sandaled Friar,
So drink and wish for they desire.

Lick Observatory

Lick ObservatoryPublished around 1906, this postcard shows Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California. This was the world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory, and was constructed between 1876 and 1887.