November 30, 2001

Battle Day 2001 at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

Each year the California State Parks along with the San Pasqual Volunteer Association performs the Re-Enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual. The original battle took place within the San Pasqual Valley on December 6, 1846 and was recorded as the Bloodiest Battle in California during the Mexican War. The annual Re-Enactment at the park has become a welcome San Diego North County tradition.

San Pasqual Battle Day is also an opportunity for Southern Californian residents to witness life in the 1840's. The day will also include period craft demonstrations, military and mountain man encampments, storytelling, costumed interpretation, period music entertainment as well as activities for children. All activities and demonstrations are free through funding by the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association and California State Parks.

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park's annual Battle Day will be held this year on Sunday, December 9, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event focuses on the San Pasqual Battle Reenactment. Volunteers dressed in period attire participate in the lively reenactment while on horseback. The event takes place in the field below the museum. There will be two Re-Enactments, one at 11:00 a.m. and a second Re-Enactment at 2:00 p.m. Men handle a variety of period weaponry and black powder will be fired on the battlefield.

We would like to welcome as many visitors as possible to enjoy this day's historic activities.

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park is located off Highway 78, 1-1/2 miles east of the Wild Animal Park between cities of Escondido and Ramona. Parking is graciously provided by the San Pasqual Unified School District and will be located on the adjacent school property in the back playing field.

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