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Pio Pico Historic State Park
9/17/2020 12:45pm (Central Time)

(10:45am PT, 11:45am MT, 1:45pm ET)

Offered by: Pio Pico Historic State Park
Program Description:
Pio Pico was one of California's most important historical figures. Most famously known as the last governor of Mexican California, he helped shape and influence 19th-century California through politics, business, and ranching. Built around 1850 on Pío Pico’s 9,000-acre ranch named El Ranchito, his adobe home is a reflection of the rancho lifestyle in Southern California of the time. Today, the adobe is beautifully restored with historic gardens on a five-acre park in Whittier, CA. During the virtual field trip, we will explore the adobe house, the gardens, and learn about what life was like on the ranch, the culture and history of the Californios, and the life of Pio Pico.