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Aida Baker – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Kimberlie Guerrieri This article was originally published in the July 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. Click here to read the digital article and more from Coronado Magazine. There are many reasons why people find themselves living in Coronado. But […]

Tom Rice – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Peggy Eddy This article was originally published in the November 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. On August 15, 2021, long-time Coronado resident and WWII […]

Grimaud Family – Island Icons

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Karen Scanlon This article was originally published in the January 2022 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The Coronado Historical Association’s “Island Icons” monthly column is […]

Julia Viera – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Zoraida Payne This article was originally published in the September 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. “Stand by, because there are going to be a […]

Phil Monroe – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Kimberlie Guerrieri This article was originally published in the (MONTH) Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” […]

Ralph & Mary Ann Thomas – Island Icons

Written By Jan Cobertt, Coronado Historical Association Volunteer & CHA Staff This article was originally published in the April 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The monthly column, Island Icons, of […]

Lionel Rowe – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Carol Pastor This article was originally published in the May 2022 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. Not often does one meet a person who is […]

Kat Carlin – Island Icon

Written by the Coronado Historical Association Katherine Carlin, Coronado’s unofficial historian, is remembered fondly for co-authoring the book Coronado: The Enchanted Island, which she envisioned as “the telling of the story of our people, their names, accomplishments, and contributions.” Born ‘Katherine Eitzen’ in 1903 in […]

Ray Brandes – Island Icon

Written by the Coronado Historical Association Ray Brandes was an influential San Diego historian, who, over his 30-plus year career, surveyed historic buildings that covered every corner of the county, from Rancho Santa Fe and El Cajon to downtown San Diego and Coronado. Born on […]

Peggy Price – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Carol Pastor This article was originally published in the March 2022 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. I recently had an opportunity to interview a local […]

Midge Peltier – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Jan Corbett This article was originally published in the May 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The monthly column, Island Icons, of historical vignettes from […]

John Drehner – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Karen Scanlon This article was originally published in the September 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. If you would like to read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. An old, beige princess phone […]

Helen Hansen – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Peggy Eddy and CHA Staff This article was originally published in the June 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. If you would like to read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The monthly […]

Dorothy Stanley – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Kimberlie Guerrieri This article was originally published in the February 2022 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. Navy Wife. Navy Daughter. Community Cultivator. If you’ve visited […]

Carl Turnipseed – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Peggy Eddy This article was originally written in the March 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The monthly column, Island Icons, of historical vignettes from […]

Carol Pastor – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Peggy Eddy This article was originally published in the July 2022 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. Word such as “amazing,” “exceptional,” and “extraordinary” are not […]

Bunny McKenzie – Island Icon

Written by the Coronado Historical Association This article was originally published in the February Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read the article and more from Coronado Magazine, click here or the button below. The eldest of four children, Bunny Olson was born in Coronado in […]

Bill Davidson – Island Icon

Written by Karen Scanlon, CHA Volunteer This article was originally published in the October 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. To read this article and more, click here or the button below. Barely a step through the front entrance of the Temecula, California home of Bill […]

Betty Reynolds – Island Icon

Written by Coronado Historical Association Volunteer Zoraida Payne, Public Historian This article was originally published in the December 2021 Issue of Coronado Magazine. Click here to read this story and more from Coronado Magazine. At the end of the summer of 2021, an elegant Mrs. […]