Chula Vista Centennial
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Commemorating the City of Chula Vista’s 100 birthday in October 2011, the coffee-table style history book titled Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress is now available for purchase through the official Chula Vista Centennial website www.ChulaVista100.com, or can be picked up at the Centennial Office located inside City Hall at 276 Fourth Ave., Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Written by acclaimed historian, retired University of San Diego history professor and Chula Vista resident Steven Schoenherr, the book illustrates the first 100 years of Chula Vista’s history, which began as a small agricultural town known as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and grew into the seventh fastest growing city in the United States.
“It was an honor to write and give this work as a gift to my community,” said Professor Schoenherr who volunteered his time to research and write the book. “Chula Vista is a wonderful place to live. I hope residents enjoy reading and sharing this keepsake of stories from Chula Vista’s first 100 years.”