Dana Point (Images of America) by Doris I. Walker

By Doris I. Walker

For 2 centuries prior to it used to be sculpted right into a smooth marina, the curve of the Pacific coast that's now Dana aspect Harbor was once a common anchorage inside of Capistrano Bay for winddependent buying and selling ships. Boston sailor Richard Henry Dana arrived on one and later defined the positioning as "the merely romantic spot in California" in his 1840 vintage, Years prior to the Mast. positioned midway among San Diego and l. a., Dana Point's rugged coves attracted in general fishermen and surfers. Then within the Nineteen Twenties, the marine terraces above the surf have been carved into streets, however the community's improvement was once stilled via the nationwide monetary crash of 1929. Now Dana aspect has matured right into a renowned activity and hotel port, in addition to a thriving residential urban, whereas a lot of the average good looks that encouraged namesake Dana has been preserved.

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The irresistible part of the offer was Jack’s guarantee that he would refuse payment if the cure failed. In fact, Tom returned to drinking heavily and so commissioners sent him to the Work House to await his sale. The Work House was a grim destination. 50 as an integral part of white Charleston, the Orphan House interacted with other institutions that were on the periphery of civic Charleston. The Poor House, in particular, was less an institution that offered hope to the downtrodden than a holding pen for the deeply unfortunate, abandoned, and mentally ill.

From 1837 to 1839 it covered a small land purchase in a corner of the Orphan House lot and renovations to turn a building on the lot into the school for boys, which cost $7,500. 34 The most long-lasting effect of the private funds was to enable the commissioners to get former residents off to a good start in life. Dowries, tuition charges for students at the College of Charleston and the South Carolina College in Columbia, a theological library for one newly ordained alumnus, fees for the bar exam of another, and expenses for a woman outside the Orphan House to whom they had sent a foundling all added up to several hundred more dollars.

39 Retrieving runaways did not happen for free: a driver, cart, and two horses to bring back two boys cost fourteen dollars. When City Council ordered commissioners to hire a wet nurse for a foundling, they limited her fee to no more than ten dollars per month and expected the Orphan House to pay it. 40 By default, the commissioners sometimes became trustees of small bits of wealth belonging to the children. The city intended that Orphan House residents be white children in dire poverty or who had lost one or both parents, and indeed that described most residents before their entrance.

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