• Title: Del Mar: Looking Back
  • Author: Nancy Hanks Ewing
  • Released: 1988-11-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN: 0962035807
  • ISBN13: 978-0962035807
  • ASIN: 0962035807
- How did it happen that State Senator Ed Fletcher, Hollywood stars Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien and former All-American Bill Quigley decided to build a fair grounds and race track with the help of the WPA at Del Mar in 1936?
- Who were the native Americans who fished and hunted there 9,000 years ago?
- How did former New Mexico rancher Jacob Taylor come to buy the rancho of Los Penasquitos, sight unseen, and then move on to found Del Mar in 1885?
- Who were the people who kept the 1-5 freeway from running along the beach and becoming Del Mar's main street, pushing it inland to where it is today?
- How did Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Highlands come to be carved out of the hills to the east?

In this book Nancy Ewing answers these and many more questions about the story of Del Mar- San Diego County's crown jewel and the people who kept it that way. The famous of Hollywood who made it their playground. The settlers out of history who tamed it. The people of today who look to its future. A place where, with its irrepressible natural wonders, as the South Coast Land Company advertised in 1912, "at no other point in the entire coast line between Los Angeles and San Diego is to be found so picturesque or magnificent a hillside sloping toward the sea..." This is the story of The Silver Dons, Californios, ranchers and farmers who cultivated the area. The prehistoric Indian cultures, Spanish conquistadores, pioneering Padres, Mexican "leatherjackets" and the rancheros who preceded them. And the land developers, speculators and settlers who came into the area in the 1880's and laid the foundation for Del Mar today.

Del Mar is custodian to one of nature's richest endowments of sea, sky, sandy beach and pristine bluffs - and to a rich legacy of human endeavor and history. This is the story of its feisty developers and settlers of every era- who, during its first hundred years, brought it through storm, flood, fire, depression and two world wars.

I was skeptical at first but Midnighty really came through. They answered all my questions and made the whole experience a plesant one.

Elizabeth Maddry
Richland, Georgia

Why Midnighty?


Simply focused results for teams of all sizes.


Midnighty is inherently mature and community centric. It's time for the mature community to have a voice.


Finding a hip fit just got a whole lot easier.

When my friends need new midnights there's only one word I tell them, Midnighty.

Arriana Atkinson
Weed, California

Meet the Midnighty team

Juan Pablo Montoya

Isabell Leakes

International Sales

Kyle Zimmerman

Sarah Licari

Warehouse Supervisor

Cheryl Collins

Santana White

Customer Experience

Juan Pablo Montoya

Ivan Lashway


Midnighty is like Tinder... but for midnights!

Valerie Ingersoll
Centerville, Iowa

As Seen On