San Diego’s Historic Places: Mexican Period/ Californios
Airs Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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."
"Mexican Period/ Californios"
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, Silvas and many others. Hear the stories from descendants of the Carillo and Fitch families still living in San Diego.
Watch video excerpts from two past episodes below: