#0104 Site of Indian Village of Pochea


#0104 Site of Indian Village of Pochea

Site information:

Ramona Bowl, 27400 S Girard St, Hemet

Plaque and site are located on the grounds of Ramona Bowl, which is closed except for events.  Nothing remains of the site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Pochea Indian Village Site

Pochea was one of a cluster of Indian villages forming the very large settlement of Pahsitnah, which extended along the ridge east and west of Ramona Bowl. Pahsitnah was thriving when the Spanish first passed by in 1774. A tragic story tells of the natives contracting smallpox from Europeans, a terrible epidemic spreading, and some survivors fleeing to the area of the present Soboba Reservation.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks of Recreation in cooperation with San Jacinto Valley Museum, Hemet Area Museum Association, Ramona Pageant Association, and Billy Holcomb Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, October 2, 1983.

Registered 3/29/1933