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                                                   San Diego Jewish Journal 
                                                                                  November 2005

 

November 2005David Berlin, "Louis Rose Society Holds Picnic," San Diego Jewish Journal, page 14:  The Jewish settler and entrepreneur Louis Rose played a major role in San Diego's rapid growth for more than a century. On Sunday, September 25th, the Louis Rose Society held a picnic to announce the creation of a statue honoring the man who connected our city to its coastline. Among the more than 100 in attendance were Louis Rose Society president, Donald Harrison, U.S. Rep. Bob Filner of San Diego, Ted Medina of the Parks and Recreation Department, David Watkins of the San Diego Historical Society, Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal of the San Diego Rabbinical Association chapter, and Michael Rassler, Executive Vice President of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego. The picnic was held at the future sight of the statue in the former Naval Training Center which is being converted into a public park.  The area was originally laid out and developed by Rose in 1869 when he saw that San Diego, then located mostly inland had little access to the water.  To raise the money for the statue's construction, the Louis Rose Society is asking for donations of only $36 from at least 3,000 families. For more information on how to get involved, visit the Louis Rose Foundation website at www.jewishsightseeing.com/louis_rose_historical/louis_rose_historical.htm