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After the Fires

Rescuing Historic Resources & Responding to Disasters
& Emergencies

The 2002 and 2003 fires damaged and destroyed numerous historical and archaeological resources in San Diego County. In neighboring counties recent earthquakes and floods or mudslides have also damaged historical resources. San Diego County has over 16,500 known archaeology sites as well as over 1500 significant historic structures. Protection, preservation, and management of these resources is essential. Because of the recent fires, San Diego County cultural resource managers, heritage managers, archaeologists and historians discovered that they are ill-prepared to deal with such devastation.

SOHO is planning a series of workshops to develop a historical resources disaster plan for San Diego County. Staff and members of various federal, state and local agencies, Indian tribes, and historical organizations would be invited to participate in these workshops. The first one-day workshop would be facilitated by the National Trust, which has extensive experience in disaster planning. Topics for discussion would include identifying the threats, determining which resources would be damaged by each type of disaster, and developing strategies for partnerships and resource sharing prior to the disaster. Subsequent workshops will be held to further refine the plan. The San Diego County plan would be unique in that it would be a multi-agency, countywide plan, focusing on partnerships and resource sharing.

2004 - Volume 35, Issue 1


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Coronado Railroad Designated Again

Cinderella Story

Old Enough

The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people
SOHO Becomes a Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

A Partnership to Preserve America

Preservation Action Update

After the Fires

Port Votes to Demolish 40% of the OPHQ

San Diego to Host OHP and CPF Training Workshops

From Lemons to Locomotives & Beyond

Know something About the Hemphill Dance Studio?
S. Kathleen Flanigan Preservation Revolving Fund

A Memorial to a Friend in Preservation

A Formal Groundbreaking

1950s Wrestling & Roller Rink Building to be Razed

SOHO Forms Modernism Committee

Herbert Kunzel Residence Receives Historic Designation
Identification & Evaluation of Mid-20th-Century Buildings

Events & Education Update

Letters to the Editor

2004 Craftsman-Spanish Revival Weekend

People In Preservation

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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