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Abandoned San Diego Book

abandoned san diego book jessica johnson

 

I am SUPER excited to announce the release of my first book: Abandoned San Diego.  This book is part of a nationwide series "America Through Time" by Fonthill Media, which covers abandoned spots throughout the country.  I am so honored to get to represent my hometown: San Diego!  It was always a dream of mine to write my own book and I'm so proud to finally say I have!

abandoned san diego book jessica johnson

 

"America Through Time" captures a strong sense of the past while demonstrating the force of change through the passage of years. The use of modern photographs in color juxtaposed with old images ignites the imagination of young and old alike. For older residents it is a small story of time gone by. For younger residents and children—a fascinating window into the past.

“In 1880, San Diego was a sleepy, dusty, western border town of about 2,500 souls. Today, it is a modern, world-class city with a greater metropolitan area population of more than three million residents (five million if the Mexican border city of Tijuana is included), a diverse economy, and tourist attractions that draw an estimated thirty-five million visitors each year. Its history was written by a fascinating group of friars, explorers, miners, entrepreneurs, educators, and inventors.

In a thriving modern city like San Diego, little stays the same for long. Today’s skyline would be virtually unrecognizable to a time traveler from the 1950s, but when you explore a little, you find fascinating vestiges of the San Diego of our great grandparents tucked away. Abandoned San Diego is a trip back in time, visiting nineteen sites that are in some level of deterioration, but still offer a glimpse into a different period in San Diego’s past. Along the way, we will take a richly illustrated journey to old mines, fading towns, burned out ruins, and pioneer cemeteries, among other fascinating places.”

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful

    April 4, 2019
  • anon

    congrats Jessica! cute pic

    May 31, 2019
  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to read it. CONGRATULATIONS! I love this site.

    June 11, 2019
  • Anonymous

    I just ordered your book. Could you sign it? I am excited to order it and thank you for your work.

    Beverly Boggs

    September 28, 2019
  • Anonymous

    Not sure where to notify you about signing the book so I’m doing it on both places. –

    John Perez

    September 30, 2019
  • Anonymous

    I just ordered your book (Patricia H) and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Poway Library. I would like you to sign my book, thanks!

    Patti

    October 10, 2019
  • Anonymous

    Just purchased 1 copy of your book. Can you please sign it? Thank you! – Mylan E.

    October 10, 2019
  • Anonymous

    Cannot wait to explore “hidden” San Diego when I visit in May.

    December 5, 2019
  • Anonymous

    Your friggin hot.

    January 30, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Hi Jessica, just purchased your book and would love to have it signed,

    Thanks,

    Michael

    March 8, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Hello, I am ordering the book now, I would love it signed please. Thank you, Mike B

    April 18, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Hi Jessica, just purchased the book 🙂 Cant wait to see it!

    It will be a birthday present for my dad who loves San Diego. Could you sign it for him? His name is Heinz.

    Love from Germany,

    Philomena

    April 18, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Odd way to present the population of a city by including the city of another country. Incongruent and irrelevant to the premise of your book. Not to mention it smacks of virtue signaling

    April 20, 2020
  • Anonymous

    What a silly comment from anon: TJ and SD have been part of the same geographic and economic space forever. The book looks wonderful and I am ordering it now!

    April 21, 2020
  • Anonymous

    It would be great if you could sign ours too.

    Thanks Jessica!

    Jon and Lisa

    May 2, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Hi, jessica. I just bought your book and would love to have you sign it for me! :D. thxs. David L

    May 2, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Just saw your video on facebook about your new book….super excited to get our copy and congratulations on your first book!!! Please sign our copy that we just ordered on your site. Many appreciations!!! respectfully, Kevin & Alexis

    May 6, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Autograph, please, but no dedication: this will be a gift for someone who has been looking for exactly what you have produced.

    Bonnie

    May 7, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Hi! I just purchased your book and would love for you to sign it!

    Thanks,

    Sara W

    May 11, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for it to arrive. Just purchased now. Signed would be awesome. Thanks, Mike Kimball Fallbrook ca

    May 13, 2020
  • Anonymous

    Write me a funny or not-so-funny joke in my book I just purchased. Keep it up! We love following your life and adventures. Hope to catch you around o’side one of these days. You usually can find us in Anza and Daley Ranch on most cool weekends. – Bobby Mills

    May 18, 2020
  • Anonymous

    I just ordered your book and would love for you to sign it. I’ve lived here for 37 years!

    Lora

    May 20, 2020
  • Anonymous

    @Anonymous,

    I just received my book! Thank you! It’s signed to someone else though ?‍♀️? haha!

    -Sara W

    May 21, 2020

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