Historic Tales of La Jolla

The Jewel of San Diego

The first settlers to arrive here in 1869 purchased 160 acres for two dollars and change. La Jolla attracted artists, architects, writers and scientists over the years, contributing to today’s prized reputation as a valuable world-class destination. Their stories shaped the fascinating history of this seaside village. Pirates and smugglers hid out in Sunny Jim’s Cave. Ellen Browning Scripps, the Godmother of La Jolla, founded institutions and recreation areas for not only La Jollans but also the rest of the world, including Scripps Institutution of Oceanography. Theodor Seuss Geisel derived inspiration for his art from La Jolla’s landscapes and people. Native La Jollan Patricia Daly-Lipe recalls the stories of these and many other people and places that have molded the village of La Jolla into a natural and cultural wonder.


"Well, my dear Patty, Was it worth waiting for! YES! Your book is terrific. It should be in the Reception area of all the hotels in La Jolla… It is crammed with so many wonderful things about La Jolla, and unforgettable people, but most of all incredibly well written because, although it is full of the history of our beloved La Jolla, it is also such a joy to read…But again, congratulations on a wonderful book, not only so informative and interesting, but how well you write!

Thank you for writing this wonderful History of La Jolla".

Anne Ring

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Weight 13.3 oz
SKU 978-1-46713-599-3