Thinking of San Diego probably conjures up fascinating scenes of endless beaches and sunny days; but, did you know that this southern California city has the most farms in one city across the entire United States? Probably not. Travel with us as we learn more little known facts about this great coastal California city.
In fact, the city of San Diego has more than 7,000 farms in all. It is the largest producer of avocados in the nation. Singer Jason Mraz, known for his catchy tune “Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” even has his own avocado farm on his property there.
Hypnotism was banned circa 1992 in all schools within San Diego limits. In March of ’92, a 14-year-old high school student in attendance at a hypnotism show at her school in Carlsbad had to be treated by the local hospital to apparently help her shake off the hypnosis. Carlsbad Unified School District promptly banned all hypnosis performances, telling fundraisers they would need to come up with another means of raising funds. Oceanside and Vista Unified School Districts quickly followed suit.
In the early 1930s, La Jolla (a suburb of San Diego) had several miniature-sized homes built. The homes housed many of the “munchkins” who were filming nearby. Can you guess “witch” movie they were filming?
The Salton Sea’s name is somewhat misleading. Most people believe this sea was a leftover from when ice melted many, many years ago; however, the Salton Sea is more affectionately known as the Accidental Sea. You see, back near the turn of the century (around 1905, to be a bit more precise), the Colorado River spilled over a canal that was meant for transporting irrigated water to San Diego and other parts of the city. The result, when the waters finally settled, was the Salton Sea, located on the San Andreas fault line. Several movies have been filmed here, such as the second movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as a lesser-known but intriguing movie, The Salton Sea, with Val Kilmer and Vincent D’Onofrio.
San Diego has a lot of history, and is a great place to visit for any length of time. Maybe you’ll discover something new!