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Reenactors to hold San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

This annual, family friendly, free North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War. This year the event will have enhanced living history activities that will transport visitors to the battlefield 171 years ago.

The event is sponsored by the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association & California State Parks.

Visitors will have the opportunity to:

• Watch the cannon crew fire a twelve-pound Mountain Howitzer.

• View re-enactors on horseback, in period attire, demonstrate 19th century military drills.

• Listen to the “Battle Story” told through the eyes of a dragoon and a Californio.

• Experience life as a new recruit, as visitors go through a 19th century military enlistment station.

• Smell the aroma of period food as the camp cook prepares salt pork and beans for the hungry troops.

• Walk through the encampment area and witness life among the soldiers.

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park is located at 15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido (1.5 Miles east of the Safari Park on Hwy 78.) Free event parking is located at the San Diego Archaeological Center – upper field.

For more information call 760-737-2201 or visit

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