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The Storm That Nearly Knocked Cabo San Lucas Off The Map

Remembering “La Inundación de 1939” When the Capes Region first began to be developed as a tourist destination in the 1950s and 60s, warm year-long temperatures were a big part of the attraction. Brochures touted, accurately, the approximately 300 days of cloudless sunshine the region enjoys annually, many during the long cold winters when snowstorms …

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Baja Snapshots: Life in Los Cabos Before the Golden Age of Tourism

All photos by Howard E. Gulick, from the Baja California Collection of the University of California San Diego.  In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution, cape communities San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas settled into a period of relative calm and stability for the next half-century. Although the region would continue to experience …

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The History of Los Cabos

The History of Los Cabos –The First Rich Man in California

If you had to guess the occupation of the first rich man in California, what would it be? Gold Rush miner, railroad tycoon, real estate speculator? In actuality, it was a soldier and former blacksmith named Manuel de Ocio.  It’s not a name most people know, since most people don’t know that Baja California was …

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