SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: The Military In San Diego
Airs Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, January 29, 2018
Credit: Elsa Sevilla
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.
All past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for streaming on demand.
SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES 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.
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