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San Ysidro and The Tijuana River Valley (Images of America) by Barbara Zaragoza (2014-06-23)

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  • By Arturo Arrizon on May 24, 2015

    One of the best books on the southwest US- northwest Mexico border history.

  • By Miguel Aguirre on August 30, 2014

    As a San Diegan crossing the San Ysidro border since 1958, Ms. Zaragoza's historic picture book instills pride and nostalgia for who we are as a region. It contains a feast of thousand word pictures covering early native history to Spanish discoverers and cowboy days to Hollywood glamour and high politics. You won't want to put the book down. I carry it around and share it just to watch others pour through it. Incredible documentation and interesting non-Hispanic founding history sounded by Mexican culture. The New Year's celebration picture on Page 51 in today's San Ysidro Civic Center makes me want to throw a similar party! As a young boy, I so well remember being in our 49 chevy convertible at the border, fascinated by hundreds of cars lined up to cross into the U.S. and everyone (me too) playing their car horns (some very passionately) merely over 15 minute waits. Today, no one honks anymore and the waits are unbearable. Zaragoza's Book: "San Ysidro and The Tijuana River Valley" recaptures the essence of what this community still is important geopolitical gateway of the Americas, representing one voice and one region, exemplified by the world's busiest international passageway under the largest land port of entry expansion in U.S. history. Thank you, Barbara Zaragoza, for bringing us this timely needed time capsule! Made me feel all better.

  • By Jack Gechter on August 28, 2014

    This is another Classic Book from the Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series. I Highly Recommend this great book about my home town San Ysidro, CA and the adjoining Tijuana River Valley to anyone that is from San Ysidro and/or anyone else that would like to learn some rich history about our border town in south San Diego County. Tijuana, Mexico is just across the border and there are many stories that link these (2) communities that are divided by the USA / Mexico Border Fence. As a land surveyor, I really enjoyed reading Chapter 2 – The Marble Obelisk that talks about the joint USA and Mexico land surveyors surveying across the new border line established after the US-Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Chapter 5 – A Small Town contains a lot of good pictures and liner notes about the 1940’s – 1950’s era when I was growing up in San Ysidro. The Tijuana River Valley Farming Community, Military Bases, Grassroots Movements and “The Fence” are also interesting topics covered in this book. The author “Barbara Zaragoza” has also created a very nice Website “Friends of San Ysidro” where you can find more pictures about San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley.

  • By Rafael Munoz on August 26, 2014

    I am an old time resident of the area and I enjoyed reading about the history of San Yisdro and the TJ River Valley. Some of this information is new to me and I learned a lot, some of the information just brought back great memories of growing up in the area.I know that there will be a more updated version of this book in the future because there is much more to tell as people come out to give more information. I plan on buying several more copies to share with relatives and friends. A very nice fun book to have and share.

  • By Rafael toto Luna on July 17, 2017

    Drove by so many times by Smythe elementary, without knowing why it was named that way, or why the town is called San Ysidro.Loved the book. It will remain in my library forever.Full of local history that I never encountered in a class room.

  • By Pilar M Rose on August 10, 2014

    An Excellent little book. I am so excited about the attention Barbara Zaragoza is giving San Ysidro. I too have ordered multiple copies to share with family. Ms. Zaragoza is constantly working to bring positive attention and breathe life back into this beautiful little town. I am very grateful.

  • By Garold H. Schnell on September 2, 2016

    If we don't put it in print, it will just be gone. Interesting.

  • By Rhoda on January 24, 2016

    Very interesting for anyone living in the California/Baja area. My husband enjoyed it very much.

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