California History

A quarterly historical journal that publishes scholarly articles dedicated to the study and promotion of all aspects of California and Western history, from pre-Columbian to modern times.

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 2, March

Donors
The California Historical Society is deeply grateful to the following individuals, corporations, founda- tions, and government and business organizations for their contributions. INDIVIDUALS $10,000 and above Mr. & Mrs. Reid Dennis, Woodside...
Harriet Russell Strong: Horticulturalist, Conservationist, and Feminist
THE PINK AND WHITE, HELPLESS prettiness; the delicate, fainting, clinging doll is fast becoming a thing of the past," (1) Harriet Williams Russell Strong advised fellow members of the Ebell Club of Los Angeles in 1895. Although she herself was described...
Not of National Significance: Failed National Park Proposals in California
The American national park system embodies the heritage of the United States and the values held by its citizens. Today the system consists of 391 places chosen over the last 136 years for their superlative natural, historical, archaeological, or recreational...
Preserving "Nature's Artistry": Torrey Pines during Its Formative Years as a City and State Park
The City of San Diego ... stands alone among the cities of a world in having within its confines a singularly outstanding example of Nature's artistry .... This is Torrey Pines Preserve. GUY FLEMING, Superintendent, Southern Division, California...
The Initiative Effect
Here in California, an argument might be made that the word initiative offers more options than in other states. Election time just about any year means that ballots are likely to be crammed with measures proposed by citizens who have invoked the initiative...