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San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
Ranked #14 of 53 things to do in Escondido
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Orange, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

If you want to no how we lost the war, but kept california, vist this park

Visited December 2011
3 Thank 45Jim
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Leucadia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Shabby treatment for fallen warriors”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

This is sadly typical of the way Arnold Schwarzenegger has broken my beloved, native California. The grounds and trails of this State Park are choked with weeds (including the worst infestation I've seen in Southern California of the dreaded Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) -- a weed the California Department of Food and Agriculture calls "one of the most ecologically and economically damaging invasive plants in California"). The walkway to the "museum" is covered in rodent feces. The restrooms are disgusting. And the park is only open on weekends, apparently staffed by a lone attendant.

While there has been some attempt to ‘balance’ the narrative presented, the fact that the “museum” displays posit that the Mexican War ended 80 years of Mexican “occupation” of the American southwest is, on its own, enough to discredit the entire effort. (Mexico no more or less “occupied” California than English colonists “occupied” the eastern seaboard. Both were stolen from the Indian, weren’t they?)

If this is the best treatment Der Governator can afford the valiant Californio and American warriors who fought and died at this place, then he should shut down the place entirely until a new leader can restore California’s past glory,

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