Bridges Academy: ¡Guerra! The People and Places of the Mexican-American War in San Diego

Bridges Academy: ¡Guerra! The People and Places of the Mexican-American War in San Diego

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  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




In December 1846, the largest battle of the Mexican-American War in California occurred just north of Old Town, in the San Pasqual Valley near today’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park. American and Mexican forces struggled for control of Alta California and the battle paved the way to eventual Mexican surrender near Los Angeles a month later. In this talk, the Department of History’s Dr. David Miller will explore the ways in which the people and places of San Diego placed it at the crossroads of the story of American western expansion and war.

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

This event is open to the public

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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