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Records of Bonds (11 Vol)

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Balboa Park - Recreation

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Organ Pavilion

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Notable Events

Historically, Balboa Park has been the setting of key events in San Diego's history. The Firemen's Relief Association Annual Ball and Senator Wheeler's discussion on free speech are a few examples of some of the prestigious events held in Balboa Park. Other noteworthy events held in Balboa Park include dances, concerts, fundraisers and political celebrations. Balboa Park remains an enticing location to hold special events in San Diego.

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Museums and Attractions

Some of the world's premier museums and attractions can be found in Balboa Park. One example would be Centro Cultural de la Raza, where various cultures are showcased and fascinating exhibits are always on display. The Alcazar Garden is another example of one of Balboa Park’s world class attractions. It is replication of the floral center of the Ancient Alcazar Palace that can be found in Spain. Many other museums and attractions that call Balboa Park home can be found in the links provided below.

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Balboa Park - Infrastructure

Balboa Park’s land infrastructure includes gardens, buildings, walking paths and space for recreational activity. The various buildings located in Balboa Park reflect a combination of Spanish Colonial Revival, European Spanish and New Spain-Mexico Spanish Colonial architectural styles. In addition, the park has nine unique gardens including San Diego’s Rose Garden. Furthermore, road and highway development is a significant aspect of Balboa Park's history because of its central location in the heart of downtown San Diego.

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park is one of San Diego's premier parks, located just minutes away from downtown. Created in 1868 out of Pueblo Lands, the City Park and "Reservation", Balboa Park has been the site of many significant events in San Diego's history including the famous Expositions of 1915-16 and 1935-36. Presently, Balboa Park remains a prime attraction for visitors and citizens alike. With sites such as the San Diego Zoo and National History Museum, Balboa Park offers cultural events, city celebrations, educational museums and year round entertainment for all ages.

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Clubs and Associations

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Water Records

Fresh water is the fountain of civilization and salt water is the engine of commerce. The Spanish located the original San Diego presidio and mission at Old Town in 1769 on the San Diego River, close to fresh water and salt water. New San Diego, the current city and port did not begin to thrive until the 1850s when fresh water became available. Water records highlight the City's constant search for fresh water, building damns, planning for aqueducts, drilling wells and the continuous effort to improve the saltwater bay for shipping, the navy and recreation.

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Transit

Transportation, railroad, trolley, highways and items relating to transit can be reached in Minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions.

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