Presidio Dialogues: “Early Afro-Mexican Settlement in California” Discussion | The Presidio
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Presidio Officers’ Club | 50 Moraga Ave, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Professor Carlos Manuel Salomon, author of Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California, talks about early Mexican settlers of African descent who were some of the first non-Indians in California.
Like Pico, many came from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico, with the Anza Expedition in 1775, and helped to shape the character of California, building and establishing pueblos and ranches that grew into towns such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey, and San Jose. Several became wealthy landowners and politicians, including Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California. Copies of Professor Salomon’s book will be available for purchase and signing.