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History of Otay Valley Regional Park
The following Historical Information have been submitted by community members of this website. We thank and encourage everyone with an interest in the Otay Valley Regional Park to research historical documents or events and share them with their community on www.ovrp.org. With your help, we can create the most complete library of information on the Otay Valley Regional Park . Thanks for your participation and enjoy learning about the many events that have taken place in and around the valley.
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The Polyphagous Shot Hole Boer (PSHB) Urgent Memorandum Regarding: The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) ranger34
The La Punta Adobe History of the landscape around the La Punta Adobe johnblocker
WWII Helldiver Plane Recovered In August 2010 a World War II Helldiver bomber plane was pulled out of Lower Otay Reservoir. This is where is crashed during training in 1945. frankohrmund
Helldiver Recovery Plans are set for the recovery and restoration of bomber found at the bottom of Lower Otay Reservoir frankohrmund
Helldiver Bomber Found Fishermen find sunken World War II bomber at the bottom of Lower Otay Reservoir using their fishfinder radar. frankohrmund
First to Fly on Otay Mesa John Joseph Montgomery was the first American to fly on wings of his own design. It all happen on the slopes of the OVRP frankohrmund
Charles Hatfield Story Story of how Charles Hatfield made it rain so much it broke the Otay Dam. fohrmund
Hatfield "The Rainmaker" Charles Hatfield's story of being hired by San Diego to fill Lake Morena for $10,000. He did it...but never was paid. fohrmund
History of the Valley Historical Timeline and uses in the valley from SanDAG sources. frankohrmund
Mining History in the OVRP A detailed history of the mining activities in the OVRP that began in the early 1900's. frankohrmund