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Ruth Martinson

Ruth Martinson was born in Pittsburgh, raised in the Midwest where she received a liberal arts BA in St. Paul, and finally settled in San Diego in 1954. She retired in 2000 from a teaching career that spanned nearly 50 years.

She has been involved with SOHO for several years and has been volunteering loyally at the Whaley House since November 2000. Ruth is especially good at fielding questions from the many "ghost hunters" who come through the house, and loves to share some of the more believable stories with people looking for a good scare.

She has a great love and respect for the past and is glad to see it preserved for the eductaion and enjoyment of generations to come. When not at the Whaley House, Ruth spends much of her time playing with her two local grandchildren: Delpha and Martin.

2002 - Volume 33, Issue 1


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President's Message

Executive Director Report

Coronado Railroad Receives Historic Designation

Red Roost and Red Rest Legal Campaign

Return of the West Arcade

Theatre at the Whaley House

Daniel Slosberg is Pierre Cruzatte

Living History at the Whaley House

Redevelopment & Black Historic Preservation

SOHO Arts and Crafts Weekend 2002

Old House Fair

Getting to Know Your San Diego

Iron Road of the Californias

Volunteer Profile: Ruth Martinson

Events and Education

Thank You, Jessica McGee

Efforts to Save SS Catalina Continue

Ballpark Preservation Program Update

Four Treatment Approaches for Historic Properties

Proposition 40 Passes

Thank Yous

SOHO Thanks Longtime Members

Strength in Numbers

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