SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA SPOONS
San Diego is now the second largest
city in California, but at the time when these spoons were
being made, it was much smaller. In 1915 the population was under
small sampling of Sterling spoons from San Diego, California
The San Diego bay is very picturesque and is shown on a lot of spoons
The current San Diego skyline (from the water) is spectacular.
sampling of sterling spoons from Ramona's wedding house, San Diego
The Casa De Estudillo in 'old town' San Diego is one of the oldest
surviving historic adobes and is now a national and California
Helen Hunt Jackson wrote a very popular novel in 1884 titled "Ramona"
about a romanticized early California life.
John D. Spreckels (local newspaper owner) restored the house in 1910
and turned it into a tourist attraction making the claim (unverified)
that this house was from the novel.
The author never visited this site and never commented as to the exact
locations mentioned in the novel.
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