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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2013
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Marker
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Why is it endangered? The lagoon before you, Agua Hedionda, is one of the few remaining coastal wetlands along the Southern California coastline. All of the lagoons are threatened by the pressures of development, agriculture, and industry. . . . — Map (db m71190) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Capt. John A. FrazierJuly 18, 1833 - July 16, 1899
Discoverer of the famous Carlsbad mineral water and co-founder of the City of Carlsbad, California While drilling for fresh water for his farm on this spot in 1882, John Frazier sank three wells - one 415 feet, one 450 feet, and one 510 . . . — Map (db m100680) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community
In 1881, Captain John A. Frazier, a homesteader, purchased 127 acres of oceanfront land for $1200. While drilling for drinking water in 1884, Frazier tapped into an underground mineral spring. He built a 510 foot well tower and began promoting the . . . — Map (db m100673) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
Original depot built in 1887 and also served as telegraph, Wells Fargo, post office and general store. Renamed "Carl" from 1907 to 1917, it became the hub of local agriculture about 1915. The last passenger train stopped in 1957 and it was closed in . . . — Map (db m100672) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Carlsbad's First Firehouse
Built in 1942, the North Sector office of California State Parks was the first fire station in northern San Diego County. The Caifornia Division of Forestry (CDF) occupied the building until 1973 when California State parks acquired it.

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California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall was built in 1926 as the original sanctuary of St. Patricks Catholic Church. In 1952 it became Carlsbad's first city hall and police station; in the 1960's the first library, the first children's library and later a ballet . . . — Map (db m117802) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — 1020 — Leo Carrillo Ranch(Rancho de Los Kiotes)
Between 1937 and 1940, these adobe and wood buildings were built by actor Leo Carrillo as a retreat, working ranch, and tribute to old California culture and architecture. The Leo Carrillo Ranch, with its Flying "LC" brand, originally covered 2,538 . . . — Map (db m51105) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Relocating the GazeboThe Twin Inns Gazebo
In 2007, the gazebo had fallen into disrepair and was facing demolition. A group of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians and community leaders led by L. John Simons, assembled to consider moving and restoring the gazebo. With help from many in the community . . . — Map (db m117974) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church
The first church built in Carlsbad was St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Originally erected in 1894 overlooking the ocean on Oak Avenue, the quaint Gothic structure was moved to it current site in 1959 when Florence Shipley Magee donated an . . . — Map (db m100674) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Stagecoach Park
The Andres Ybarra Ranch House on this portion of Rancho Las Encinitas was long used as a station on the two-day stage run from San Diego to Los Angeles after 1864. — Map (db m82277) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — The Carlsbad Theatre
The Carlsbad Theatre had its grand opening on February 8, 1927 with the showing of the film "It" starring Clara Bow. Mr. A.J. Clark, the developer and manager, hosted the ceremonies. The Theatre featured a full stage, fly gallery, orchestra pit, . . . — Map (db m105710) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — The Magee House
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California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — The Twin Inns Gazebo
Originally built in the garden behind the Twins Inn. This gazebo was donated to the city of Carlsbad by Neiman’s Village Faire and moved to the Rotary Park in 1950. It was restored through the generous assistance of the Carlsbad Evening Rotary Club. — Map (db m117957) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — The Twin Inns Granary
Originally built by Eddie Kettner, Proprietor of the World Famous Carlsbad Twin Inns. This granary was donated to the City of Carlsbad by Neiman's Village Faire and moved to Magee Park in 1985. It was restored through the generous . . . — Map (db m117861) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Twin Inns
This Victorian structure was built in 1887 for Gerhard Schutte, whose role in the development of the town led to his being called the "Father of Carlsbad." Schutte and partners Samuel Church Smith and D.D. Wadsworth founded the Carlsbad Land and . . . — Map (db m100677) HM
California (San Diego County), Carlsbad — Welcome to Agua Hedionda
Who has been here? The lands around you have been inhabited by people for over 10,000 years. The rolling hills and canyons cradling the lagoon provided shelter and food with an abundance of native plants and trees. The Luiseño . . . — Map (db m71169) HM

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