Border Traffic--1920's

Baja Bernie - 6-30-2007 at 08:59 PM

Looking north--Note the name, Port of Tijuana, California

[Edited on 7-1-2007 by Baja Bernie]

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bajadock - 6-30-2007 at 09:11 PM

Bernie, gotta love the "port of Aunt Jane" sign. Thanks for the nostalgic view as I anticipate my trip north Monday.

bajamigo - 7-1-2007 at 07:28 AM

Is that the SENTRI lane? And did the vendors wear suits? Hope you can post more pics like this. It was really enjoyable.

DENNIS - 7-1-2007 at 07:34 AM

Wow ---- Some things never change. Look at the car on the right trying to crowd into line. And, they had internet back then. The sign says

bajamigo - 7-1-2007 at 07:39 AM

Nice eye, Dennis! How many stars on that US flag?

DENNIS - 7-1-2007 at 07:42 AM

What US flag?

bajamigo - 7-1-2007 at 07:45 AM

The one with the big red maple leaf.

BajaNomad - 7-1-2007 at 10:53 AM

BajaNomad - 7-1-2007 at 10:54 AM

BajaNomad - 7-1-2007 at 10:55 AM

A new favorite for me....

bajamigo - 7-1-2007 at 12:45 PM

And 500,000 people answered, "You have a point there," and decided to stay. Welcome to Baja!


Baja Bernie - 7-1-2007 at 01:27 PM

You last one is my favorite---have it somewhere but just can't locate it.

Why Leave indeed!


Baja Bernie - 7-1-2007 at 02:33 PM

TJ about 1908

[Edited on 7-1-2007 by Baja Bernie]

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BajaNomad - 7-1-2007 at 02:51 PM

I think this one is 1911...

Growing by leaps and bounds

Baja Bernie - 7-1-2007 at 03:07 PM

But wait until Prohibition begins!

DENNIS - 7-1-2007 at 03:11 PM

I love the hand colored fotos. It's a true craft.

amir - 7-1-2007 at 09:26 PM


Keep them coming...

DianaT - 7-1-2007 at 09:32 PM

Those are just GREAT photos.

Thanks for sharing them. I too love historical photos.


bajadock - 7-1-2007 at 10:32 PM

The photos and archives that NOMADS have are amazing. I admit that my TV is on less in favor of furthering my education. "How did you find out about that?" is a frequent question from my new neighbors. BAJANOMAD is often my answer.

Bob and Susan - 7-2-2007 at 06:05 AM

nice old

No Hurry No Worry

Baja Bernie - 7-2-2007 at 07:36 AM

You think!

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FARASHA - 7-6-2007 at 12:50 PM

I JUST LOVED ALL THIS OLD PICTURES - and it does show also, that people just have had the same desires way back. Must be within human nature, to seek certain places of Beauty. Isn"t it? Anyhow was a good idea to bring that in on here! Thank you Bernie - for starting it.

bajamigo - 7-6-2007 at 09:33 PM

Where do these pictures come from? I'd love to see a couple of hundred more of them. Thet really fire up one's sense of nostalgia.

bajaguy - 7-6-2007 at 09:57 PM

I would like to get some old photos of Ensenada if you run across any

DENNIS - 7-6-2007 at 10:11 PM

There's a glass shop, between 4th and 3rd, that has the best collection I've ever seen. It's a rock toss away from La Moneda money exchange on 4th but I can't recall the street. [ it's one street south of the river ] I'll find my map and let you know.
Don't bother asking this guy for copies or anything like that. He is very protective of what he has.

Vidriera Villalobos
Calle Espinoza #376

[Edited on 7-7-2007 by DENNIS]

BajaNomad - 7-6-2007 at 11:24 PM

Originally posted by bajaguy
I would like to get some old photos of Ensenada if you run across any


Interesting stuff

Sharksbaja - 7-6-2007 at 11:38 PM

I wonder when and why the name Tia Juana was changed to Tijuana.

BajaNomad - 7-6-2007 at 11:49 PM

Originally posted by bajamigo
Where do these pictures come from?

There are many on the San Diego Historical Society website.

If you're looking for something super-specific, search that site using Google. Example - pictures of Ensenada:


BajaNomad - 7-6-2007 at 11:54 PM

Originally posted by Sharksbaja
I wonder when and why the name Tia Juana was changed to Tijuana.
This has been addressed by the gentleman from the Tijuana Historical Society - and FDT.

While I believe the "Rancho Tia Juana" land grant refers to the place by a number of names, the gentleman in Tijuana believes that there is confusion, because the area around San Ysidro was first called Tia Juana or Tia Juana City - with suburbs planned named Tia Juana Junction and Tia Juana Heights.

That area was also known as the Tia Juana River Valley.



Darn Doug!

Baja Bernie - 7-7-2007 at 08:43 AM

When you gonna write a book! Love to see someone else looking at this old stuff...........for me it is fun.

Baja Guy here is an old Picture of the Jack Dempsy Hotel.............the one that most Nomads just wiz right past enroute to the 'real' Baja.

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Hey Amigo !

CaboRon - 7-15-2007 at 12:07 PM

Come to Tijuana ......

bajamigo - 7-15-2007 at 07:05 PM

Caboron, oh, that poster is great!