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SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: Old Town Mexican Period

Airs Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

Historical photo of the Rancho Santa Fe - Osuna Adobe built in 1836

Credit: Courtesy of San Diego History Center

Above: Historical photo of the Rancho Santa Fe - Osuna Adobe built in 1836

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.

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.

"Old Town Mexican Period" - In this episode, learn how Mexican land grants were given to the retired soldiers from the Presidio, and prominent Californio families, like the Carillos, Bandinis, Estudillos, the Silvas family and many others. Hear the stories from descendants of the Carillo and Fitch families still living in San Diego.

Past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for online viewing.

Old Town Mexican Period

We look at the families that made up Old Town in the early years.

Lowrider Legends

"Lowrider Legends" is a new San Diego automobile museum exhibit. Find out when Lowriders first came to the scene in Southern California, including San Diego and Tijuana. Join Elsa Sevilla on the next episode of San Diego's Historic Places as she shows us the Lowrider art form, custom style, culture and passion of Lowrider Legends.

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Best of San Diego's Historic Places I

Join Host Elsa Sevilla as she compiles some of the most unique and interesting historic sites throughout the County. The goal of San Diego's Historic Places is to find the most intriguing, historically important and beautiful sites. Join us for the best of San Diego's Historic Places.

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