Welcome to San Diego History Seeker, also known as Vincent Nicholas Rossi. I’m a freelance writer with a special interest in history. I’ve written hundreds of articles for print and online media, many on historical subjects, and written five books, four of them on San Diego County history: From Field to Town, Valleys of Dreams, The Lost Town of Bernardo, and Once Upon A Town: Bernardo, Merton and Stowe.
In 2006 my wife Peggy and I founded StorySeekers. Peggy is a professional genealogist and StorySeekers is a research and publishing company for family history, memoir and historical books. You can find out more about that at: https://storyseekersgenealogy.com
Through this blog I plan to share more of my historical research and writing with the community. I hope it can stimulate interest and discussion about events, the highs and the lows, that have shaped this region we live in.
Someone once said that every generation stands on the shoulders of the one that came before. It’s also been said that people ignorant of their history are like amnesiacs, not able to remember who they are, where they came from or where they are going. Those two thoughts are guideposts and motivation for my work.
I enjoy doing research and sharing the results, and this has led me into giving talks as well as writing. Each talk includes a PowerPoint slide show.
Following is a list of some subjects on which I’ve spoken. Keep in mind that my research is always generating new topics, and I can also tailor a topic to a particular audience if requested.
What’s In A Name? A Lot of History: Origins of San Diego County Place Names
When the Livestock Outnumbered the Humans: Our County’s Agricultural History
Rancho Bernardo: From Indian Village to Big City Neighborhood
Homefront San Diego in World War Two
The Lost Town of Bernardo
North County: A Look Back
A History of Immigration
Political Parties in the United States
Picturesque San Diego: Images and Stories From the Past
To arrange a talk, call me at 858-245-8258 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is great Vince and I look forward to learning more about San Diego through your future blogs. Best of luck!
Thanks Vince. Glad to see this and look forward to seeing more blogs.
I truly enjoy your writing and look forward to your fascinating words!
Thanks for the history lesson. The blog is easy to read, and I look forward to being a follower. Pat Peckham
I really enjoy these historical pieces, Vince. You do them so well. Thank you!
Thanks, Jane. Glad to hear you’re enjoying them. I enjoy sharing this history with others, both for the new insights they can provide and for the lessons they often hold for us today.
I enjoy your historical articles. I sent a text to Barbara Anderson age 90 who moved to Folsom to live near her daughter. She and her husband Bill owned an old apartment building downtown , which she just sold last year. They had a cattle ranch near El Centro before moving to La Mesa and belinging to the San Diego Yacht Club.
They both graduated from USC. She was president of the El Cajon Art Society when I met her in about 1980. I hope she decides to write “If Buildings Could Talk”. I am also sending a message to Peggy. Pat Peckham