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The Book On San Clemente

Blythe Welton and Mary Lou Nicolai’s San Clemente history book for children gets a reprint.

Tom Sawyer by the Sea, Growing up in San Clemente

Friends ask me what it was like growing up in San Clemente during the late 1940s and 1950s?

San Clemente Original Origins & Inward Expansion

This bustling “Spanish Village by the Sea” wasn’t always the classic surf town we know and love today.

San Clemente High School - Educating San Clementeans since 1964

Located in the heart of our once small town, San Clemente High School has educated students, artists, entrepreneurs, and athletes since 1964.

Surfing Heritage & Culture Center - Preserving the Vibe

When you visit the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC), you walk into a piece of history.

The Cottage at San Clemente State Park

From an Historic Residence to a Modern Education, Events and Visitor’s Center

A State Park for Ole Hanson’s Dream City

An new State Park for the new city of San Clemente, 1933

San Clemente Historical Timeline

From the Native Americans to the present

The Divel Dynasty

There are few families currently living in San Clemente who can match the impact that the Divel family has had on this community.

Marketing 101 in San Clemente

In the past, local residents shopped for fresh produce while sea breezes wafted through the open-air markets. A loaf of bread sold for 57 cents. Hearty cabbages cost 2 cents a pound.

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