All the viewer needs to know about the political climate is established in the silent two-minute launching shot.
Scott Marks 11 a.m., Aug. 22
Posted July 19, 2001
Stubborn Californios, exploited and violent Indians, early life on the Presidio, why the name California, Coronado was a wedding gift
The Great Families Who Created This Town Are Still Angry “I’d rather have a monarchy than a republic. The majority of people here cannot rule themselves. We Californios didn’t support the idea of the Mexican ...
Life at the Presidio — “hovels” that leaked badly in winter
When Monterey’s presidio was established, the importance of San Diego’s fortification was diminished. San Diego’s harbor and climate were exceptional, but the surrounding country was not as fertile, so it became more of a way station.