OBHS had a great program by Author Richard Carrico, on Sept 20, 2018- Warner Springs: A Cultural Landscape and Land of Broken Dreams, The story of Warner Springs and the surrounding area is a microcosm of the history of southern California. Situated at the foot of Hot Springs Mountain, the highest peak in San Diego County, the sprawling valleys and hills have been the scene of massacres, insurrections, murder, alleged curses on the land, exploitation of native people, and land development focused on the sulphurous hot springs.
Richard Carrico, a well-known local author and lecturer will take the audience on a virtual tour through thousands of years of history within the area now known as Warner Springs. The cast of characters include Spanish priests, Antonio Garra an indigenous rebel leader and patriot, John J. Warner, Colonel Ed Fletcher, Charles Henshaw, John Wayne, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, and many more.
We learned about places of intense cultural significance to local tribes, mythical rocks, forced religious conversions, confiscation of native lands, development of the hot springs, and the rich history of the modern Warner Springs Ranch Resort.
Nice article- Richard Carrico in Ocean Beach and His Story of Warner Springs Ranch: