Our Newsletter for Q1 2014



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Luther Gage House Lecture and Tour – March 16, 2pm

Carlsbad Historical Society

2014 Lectures

Luther Gage House

Lecture and Tour

 “Nurseryman Luther Gage came to Carlsbad from Los Angeles in 1921 and helped develop the flower industry into a strong economic base. After his 1923 marriage, Gage built the spacious brick house that is now the center of the Monterey condominium complex (architect not known).”

Meet on the back patio of the Luther Gage House, 3080 Lincoln Street at 2pm.

Approximately 40 minute talk by Jo Ellen Guthrie on Luther and Olive Gage’s lives, and the impact they had on Carlsbad.   We are also planning to have a few folks present who personally knew the Gages to make a few brief comments.

Refreshments and Q. &A. time while I take groups of 10 or so through the house.

The event will be over by about 4pm.

 Gage House / Monterey Condominiums

3080 Lincoln Street

Meet on the back patio

Sunday March 16, at 2pm


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The Navajo Code Talkers – Sunday February 23, at 2pm

Carlsbad Historical Society

2014 Lectures

The Navajo Code Talkers

By Gregory Maestas

There were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. Code talkers transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages. Their service improved communications in terms of speed of encryption at both ends in front line operations during World War II.


Mr. Maestas is vice-chairman of the Navajo Code Talker Memorial Foundation in Mesa California.

The history of these events was covered in the movie Windtalkers, a 2002 American war film directed and produced by John Woo, and starring Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater.


Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community

Sunday February 23, at 2pm

South meeting room


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A History of Carlsbad, Compiled by the Friends of the Library, uploaded

The “little green book”, the first history of Carlsbad, by Jack Harmon, has been uploaded to our website. Thank you to the Friends of the Carlsbad Library for making this available for searches.



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Newsletter for the 4th Quarter of 2013


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City of Carlsbad historical videos linked in our website

The City of Carlsbad has a large number of videos. We have linked to a selection of 11 related to Carlsbad History.



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Annual Membership meeting at the Barrio Museum – Sunday November 17 at 3pm

Annual Membership meeting at the Barrio Museum, at the corner of Walnut and Roosevelt, on Sunday November 17, at 3pm.
There will be several speakers, food and drink, and socializing.
This museum has been undergoing continuous renovation, along with the other historic building behind it. The results of the annual elections will be presented.
Guest and new members are welcome.
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