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The Military in Balboa Park 1915 - 1988

THE ARMY, THE NAVY AND BALBOA PARK: A HISTORY 1915-1988.  The history of the Army and Navy in Balboa Park from 1915 to 1945 beginning with the Panama-California Exposition of 1915,extending through the end of World War II and including the development of the San Diego (Balboa) Naval Hospital up through 1988.  The exhibit focuses on the relationship between the Army, the Navy and the City of San Diego leading to the growth of the importance of the two services in San Diego, their impact in Balboa Park, and how this major Naval presents helped raise the importance of San Diego as a center for commerce on the west coast.