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Mr. Spreckels Said: There will be a San Diego & Arizona Railway

John D. Spreckels, driving in the San Diego & Arizona’s Railway’s Golden Spike: November 15, 1919 John D. Spreckels, aka the patron saint of Coronado, didn’t know the meaning of the word impossible. Determined to create a direct railway from … Continue reading

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Spreckels Mansion Roaring Twenties Grandeur

Built in 1908, for a gentleman called the “Patron Saint of Coronado”,  John D. Spreckels’ Mansion on the Bay has been restored to its Roaring Twenties Grandeur by the Glorietta Bay Inn.   Art Deco bannisters line the marble staircase to bedrooms … 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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