Richard Carrico holding the Norm Neuerburg Award given out on February 16th in San Diego. The award recognizes Outstanding Contributions Towards the Study and Preservation of California's Missions, Presidios, and Ranchos. At the conference, and as part of my efforts to decolonize San Diego's early history by acknowledging the indigenous people and telling at least part of their story, I presented a paper on the "Women of Presidio San Diego 1770-1835" and focused on the ethnic and cultural diversity of the women as early San Diego pioneers. I closed my presentation with the story of Sinusin, a Tipai woman from a South Bay village who married a Spanish soldiers from Sinaloa Mexico in 1775 and the story of her granddaughters who lived in Old Town San Diego in the 1830-1850 period. My approach to California Mission Studies is to deromanticize the period and to flesh out the indigenous men and women who, while maintaining agency, were affected by the mission system and are a major part of any telling of the Spanish colonial story.
The folks in the photo are left to right: David Bolton Executive Director of the CMF; Richard Carrico Department of American Indian Studies, Dr. Iris Engstrand Professor Emerita USD, and Michael Imwalle Chairman of CMF.
UPCOMING EVENTS Richard will be presenting a lecture on "The Execution of Four Kumeyaay Rebels/Patriots," as part of the Presidio Heritage Trust lecture series on June 26, 2019. On April 13th from 1:00-2:00 Richard will be making a presentation at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center in Poway on the value and importance of Kumeyaay place names and cultural landscapes. Check the respective web sites for details.
HISTORY OF WINE AND WINE MAKING IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY Interested in wine, wine making and history? Richard L. Carrico's new book, Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wine Making in San Diego County is out and available. Details on the book and how you can obtain a copy are posted here. The book is available for the retail price of $16.95 plus tax at the Hatfield Creek Winery in Ramona, Highland Valley Winery in San Pasqual Valley, and at the Pro Shop at the Warner Springs Ranch Resort.
Or you can order the book from this web site by sending a check for $16.00 (tax and shipping included) made out to Recuerdos Research to: Recuerdos Research PO Box 387 Warner Springs, CA 92086.
In addition, Richard will be making several presentations on the topic of historic wines and wineries of San Diego County and conducting book signings--