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November 29, 2012 (Escondido) – The 2012 San Pasqual Battle Day will be held on December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a flag-raising at 10 a.m.  The Battle re-enactments will be at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Other activities will include craft demonstrations, period music & dancing, children’s activities and a military equipment.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The free event is cosponsored by the California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association (SPBVA) and is located at the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido.

"Battle Day is a rare opportunity to witness a battle reenactment that actually occurs on the ground on which it was fought, over 150 years ago," says Ellen Sweet, an SPBVA officer. "We would like all of you to bring as many visitors as possible to enjoy the day's historic activities, and to show our region's support for our local State Parks."

In conjunction with Battle Day there will also be an author meet and greet and book signing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center for StorySeekers new publication “Valleys of Dreams” by Vincent Nicholas Rossi.

"This is a companion volume to my previous book, From Field To Town: Chronicles of North County History," said Rossi, a Rancho Bernardo freelance writer with a special interest in history and co-founder of StorySeekers. "It offers more stories derived from my research at museums and historical societies all over the north county inland area."  

For more information about Battle Day visit www.parks.ca.gov.  To order the book or learn more about it visit www.storyseekers.com.

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