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Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-Speaking People of the South Bay, San Diego

Guest Speaker: Barbara Zaragoza, Local Historian and Freelance Writer Did you know that the history of the Spanish-speaking people in Imperial Beach begins with an expulsion? The Bourbon King Carlo III demanded that the Jesuits be kicked out of his realm. Captain Gaspar de Portola took on the task of kicking the Jesuits out of Baja California, and thereafter, he led expeditions into Alta California, including through Goat Canyon.  Many frontiersmen of mixed ethnicities came with him and their descendants still live in the South Bay today. Join us for a talk about Imperial Beach history from the perspective of the Spanish-residents in the region.
Date & Time
  • February 17, 2018
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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