A New Historic Park Opens in Old Town San Diego

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past October, the Grand Opening of Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok -Land of the First People took place in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Located at the corner of Taylor Street and Juan Street, the 2.5 acre historic site is dedicated to the First People, the Kumeyaay. It celebrates twenty years of visioning and planning in partnership with the Kumeyaay Nation, state agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders. 

During the grand opening ceremony, I learned from two archeologists, Garbriella Lucidi and Alyssa Delrosario, their role in the development of the park and the search for antiquities. Though none were found, they shared the location of an olive oil facility that existed on site in the late 1800s.

The Kumeyaay resided in the area now known as Old Town San Diego, Mission Valley, Presidio Park and Mission Hills; and enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting.  

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