Thank you OB Town Council for your 2010 gift of funding. It will be used to educate and preserve OB’s history.
Author Richard Carrico presents: Archaeology At Presidio de San Diego:
Who is Buried in Presidio Park?
Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010, 7 p.m. at PL United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.
Noted historian Richard L. Carrico will discuss life and death at the Presidio de San Diego, Alta California’s first European settlement from 1769-1875. In this interesting and highly informative talk Richard will tell you who lived and died at the presidio, how they were buried, how many of the more than 200 persons who were buried in the camposanto were excavated by archaeologists, and when was Alta California’s first non-Indian cemetery abandoned.
Want to know how many “true” full-blooded Spaniards lived at the presidio?How many Indians worked and died there? Who was the Indian leader imprisoned for weeks and upon his death buried at the presidio? Who were the children interred at the presidio? What American sea captain and his mixed-blood daughter is buried on Presidio Hill? Who is the American mountain man and fur trapper buried in non-consecrated ground? All of this and more will presented in an engaging visual lecture.
Richard Carrico teaches at San Diego State University Department of American Indian Studies and
Recuerdos Research.His extensive research and writing about our local history and Indian cultures mixes intrigue with historical events that will make for a memorable evening. Please join us Sept. 16th.