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San Diego’s Historic Places: The Military In San Diego

Airs Monday, July 5, 2010 at 11:30 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.

Learn more about San Diego County's history with host Elsa Sevilla, on "San Diego's Historic Places." This series details the history of San Diego and surrounding areas, explores the region, and certainly touches on California history. Some of the topics and viewer favorites include historic hotels, historic theaters, stagecoach stations, Victorian houses and railroad depots, to name a few.

Host Elsa Sevilla is passionate about history. She travels the county in search of unique, beautiful and grand "Historic Places." The biggest reward for Elsa is when viewers mention they knew of the location, but never knew the history, until they watched "San Diego's Historic Places."

"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."

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