Perhaps after visiting the nearby San Diego Wild Animal Park , history buffs will enjoy learning a little about the struggles ... More
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
Perhaps after visiting the nearby San Diego Wild Animal Park , history buffs will enjoy learning a little about the struggles for land ownership that took place in this region. On this spot in 1846, a contingent of American forces tried to defend this land against a group of Californians, Spanish-Mexican residents of California. The American forces lost that round, but came back to reclaim the area with the aid of Commodore Stockton. A museum now stands on the grounds to commemorate the battles. Admission is free.
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A History Episode
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/13/10
The Visitor Center has a pictorial historical description of the San Pasqual Valley and events leading up to the Battle which led to the change of ownership of California from Mexico to the United States. The San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association along with The California State Parks presents each December, a re-enactment of the battle between US Dragoons and California Volunteers against Mexican Californios. Additionally there are dancing and singing groups entertaining along with events for children such as candle making, adobe brick making, baskert and corn husk doll making, and needle-in-the-haystack. It is a free presentation and provides an insight to an important event in the history of California and the United States.
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