The REAL Little House on the Prairie

I’ve always loved Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the reasons I became a history major. I loved her story and the fact that, as a third-grader growing up in California, I still found myself relating to her feelings and struggles. The Little House books made me believe that if I really listened to a … More The REAL Little House on the Prairie

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The San Diego Public Library – Historical Summary

On September 30, 2013, the new building for the San Diego Central Library opened to the public. The nine foot structure cost $184.9 million, but was completed free of debt. Deborah Barrow, the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) director, credited this accomplishment to the supportive community and city council. In addition to a new building, … More The San Diego Public Library – Historical Summary

The Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego

As a history major at PLNU, I had the opportunity to work with the Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego. I helped index and classify interview transcripts of Japanese Americans that had been sent to internment camps during WWII as one of my class assignments. This project truly made history come alive for me, … More The Japanese American Historical Society in San Diego