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San Diego’s Historic Places: Julian

Airs Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Eagle Mine was one of the first mines to operate in Julian. Visitors can take a tour inside the mine, and learn how it operated.

As San Diego continues to grow, the shrinking inventory of historic homes and public spaces becomes even more important. SAN DIEGO's HISTORIC PLACES, hosted by Elsa Sevilla, shares tales from the past, reigniting the love affair with San Diego's special places.

Courtesy of Sevilla Productions

After Fred Coleman discovered gold in 1869, many prospectors (pictured) came to Julian to work in the mines.

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Elsa Sevilla, host of SAN DIEGO's HISTORIC PLACES

"Julian" - Find out how the historic town of Julian was founded after the U.S. Civil War and how it survived the Gold Rush of the late 1800s.

You'll want to take a step back in time as we tour the town's historic cemetery, gold mine and talk with the grandson of the town's founder - Drue Bailey. That's on the next episode of SAN DIEGO's HISTORIC PLACES "Julian."

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


Host Elsa Sevilla is a journalist with 17 years of experience in local news. She started her career at 10-News, San Diego's ABC affiliate and worked at the station for approximately 16 years.

She's now a freelance reporter with San Diego Six News - the new CW. Elsa has been running her own video production company - Sevilla Productions - for the last fourteen years; producing educational, medical and promotional videos for local companies and agencies.

Elsa grew up in San Diego and is married to husband, and KPBS staff videographer, Guillermo Sevilla. They have two children, Samantha and Julian.


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