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When President Reagan Visited the Hotel del Coronado

Photo Courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews When President Reagan visited the Del, the menu looked delicious: Chilled Avocado Soup with Caviar Dot** Hearts of Palm Salad with Herb Vinagraitte Dressing Medallions of Alaskan Salmon with Del Beurre Blanc Sauce … Continue reading

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Dine Like You’re At the Hotel del Coronado!

Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews The Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888. In 1891, President Benjamin Harrison became the first of ten Presidents to revel in its grandeur. Royalty, movie stars, and the rest of us have enjoyed … Continue reading

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1920s at The Hotel del Coronado

In April 1920, the Prince of Wales visited the Hotel Del Coronado and prompted a historical question:  Did he meet the woman for whom he’d give up a Kingdom at the Del?  Wallis, future Duchess of Windsor, lived in Coronado in … Continue reading

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North Island Aviation and John D. Spreckels

                                       Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews In Splendid Summer, Aviator Jack Brewster explains to Grace that John D. Spreckels sold Coronado’s North Island to the government during WWI.  North Island is the country’s premiere Naval Aviation base. Who was … Continue reading

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