- Journal of SD History
Lecture & Booksigning: Ramona, with historian Richard Carrico
Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 129
Location:San Diego History Center, Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park
Cost:FREE. Book purchase additional.
Originally founded as Nuevo, the community of Ramona is now known affectionately as the Valley of the Sun and was for decades labeled the "Turkey Capital of the World." Long before Spanish missionaries trekked across the verdant valley, 'Ipaay and Kumeyaay Indians called the area home. Author and Ramona resident Richard L. Carrico is an award-winning historian, archaeologist, university professor, and writer. With more than 35 years of experience in interpretation and preservation of archaeological and historical resources, Carrico is particularly proud of sharing the story of Ramona and its people.