THIS HOWARD ROZELLE AERIAL has me stumped. It was taken in 1954. If I had to guess I'd go with Mission Gorge, but I haven't ruled out Jamul.

It looks like East Bonita with Sweetwater Lake in the top background --
Pat Edwards ‘67

Looks like Sweetwater Lake to me with Bonita in the foreground --
George Kneeshaw ‘67

We are looking to the east over Bonita Valley, with the western portion of Sweetwater Reservoir barely appearing at the top. The primary street running up the center is Bonita Road, and as always, the river looks quite dry. The “tip-off” to me was the portion of the street coming in from the left that swings to the left. It’s Sweetwater Road (which then runs east on the north side of the river). But if one goes straight at that intersection, you cross over the riverbed as Willow Street, and connect into Bonita Road (which then runs east on the south side of the river). Not in the photo is the newly opened Route 125 South Bay Toll Road, which is just before the reservoir. Yes, this once was an agricultural county, and the various groves in the photo reaffirm it. Does anyone recall what was grown in that area? --
Earl Feldman ‘61

I believe you're right. I think that's Glen Abbey Memorial Park in the foreground --
John Fry

Frontier Housing

B Street Pier and Lane Field


North La Mesa

Paradise Hills

San Diego Bay to the desert

East San Diego to Point Loma

Lemon Grove

Ocean Beach Pier

Sorrento Valley

East Pacific Beach

Solar Aircraft

Montgomery Field

La Jolla

Balboa Stadium

Amaya Drive

San Diego DMV


More Rancho Drive-In Aerials

San Diego All City Catholic Boys Concert

Lomita Village

Naval Training Center

San Diego/National City

Pacific Beach

San Diego Rowing Club

East San Diego

University City and Clairemont

I-15 Completion

Street & Sons Auto Wrecking

D & H Auto Service

Mystery Aerial

Lake Murray

Rancho Drive-In

Mrs. Conkling's Delivery Truck

Balboa Park

Mission Valley Center

East San Diego (and a lot more)

Blessed Sacrament Church

Balboa Stadium

32nd Street Mothball Fleet

Mission Valley Center West

Ferry Landing

Lindbergh Field

Allied Gardens

32nd Street Quonset Huts

Wabash & Highway 94

Westgate Park

Highway 101 & 80

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