Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: The Story of Warner Springs – Thurs., Sept. 20

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Warner Springs: A Cultural Landscape and Land of Broken Dream

Join the Ocean Beach Historical Society presentation on the story of Warner Springs with Richard Carrico.

Warner Springs and the surrounding area is a microcosm of the history of southern California. Situated at the foot of Hot Springs Mountain, the highest peak in San Diego County, the sprawling valleys and hills have been the scene of massacres, insurrections, murder, alleged curses on the land, exploitation of native people, and land development focused on the sulphurous hot springs.

Richard Carrico. Photo by Frank Gormlie

Richard Carrico, a well-known local author and lecturer will take the audience on a virtual tour through thousands of years of history within the area now known as Warner Springs. The cast of characters include Spanish priests, Antonio Garra an indigenous rebel leader and patriot, John J. Warner, Colonel Ed Fletcher, Charles Henshaw, John Wayne, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, and many more.

Join the Ocean Beach Historical Society to learn more about places of intense cultural significance to local tribes, mythical frogs and rocks, forced religious conversions, confiscation of native lands, development of the hot springs, and the rich history of the modern Warner Springs Ranch Resort. This program is FREE! Donations appreciated.

Thursday, September 20, 7 PM
The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: 
Warner Springs: A Cultural Landscape and Land of Broken Dream
Author Richard Carrico
at Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., OB

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Frank Gormlie September 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

Richard Carrico is great – he’s an expert on native peoples in San Diego County and all his lectures are treasures.


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