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SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: The Military In San Diego

Airs Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Built in 1913 - for the lighthouse keeper and assistant keeper - now used for the Coast Guard's top ranking officers.

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES (SDHP) is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning documentary series like no other on local television. The series explores and details the areas history dating back to the 16th century, focusing on the various groups of people living in the region. SDHP is produced and created by award-winning journalists Elsa and Guillermo Sevilla. It is produced through Sevilla Productions exclusively for KPBS-TV.

"The Military In San Diego" - There has been a military presence in the region even before our city got its name "San Diego." First the Spanish Crown would send soldiers and sailors into the harbor dating back to 1542. Then the Mexican Army would take control of the region after Mexico gains its independence from Spain. Through the years, the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard would command a presence in the region in order to protect San Diego's harbor. Join host Elsa Sevilla as she explores the military in San Diego on the next episode of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES.

This episode originally aired in 2010. Past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for online viewing.

The Military

San Diego is a military town, we explore the history of our military, and it's beginnings.