Want to know what it was like going to Coronado High School in the early 20th century? This scrapbook collects the memories of the Boyer-Brown family and their children as they went through the Coronado school system from 1929 to 1943. Photos, memorabilia, and news clippings illustrate the lives of this family from nearly a century ago. The scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.
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To continue celebrating the success of the California Revealed project that digitized 42 of CHA's scrapbooks, this week we are highlighting the scrapbook of the California Motor Corps! Motor Corps No. 1 was the first established all women's motor corps unit in the country as part of California's state home guard during WWI. They were influential in transporting influenza patients during the flu epidemic in 1918 and 1919.
So many exciting things are happening behind-the-scenes at the Coronado Historical Association! Much of the buzz is around our wonderful historic scrapbook collection, which includes over 400 scrapbooks. For the last few years, CHA has been working on the prestigious California Revealed grant to get some of the scrapbooks digitized. California Revealed is a State Library-funded initiative to help local heritage groups digitize, preserve, and make accessible online historically significant materials that capture California’s history.
The Coronado Historical Association hosted a Bite of History about the Island Icons oral history program on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 10, 2021.