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San Diego, CA

San Diego County, California, 1860
San Diego, Ca., c. h. San Diego co. This town, near the southern boundary of California, has, with the exception of Acapulco, the finest harbor on the Pacific.  It is on a wide and spacious bay, the southern shore of which is low and sandy. From the bluff heights on the opposite side a narrow strip of shingly beach makes out into the sea, like a natural breakwater, leaving an entrance of not more than 300 yards broad. The town, which is inconsiderable, is situated on a plain, 3 miles from the anchorage... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)


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