#104:  Site of Indian Village of Pochea

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Ramona Bowl, 27400 S Girard St, Hemet





State Plaque


Plaque and site are located in Ramona Bowl, which is closed except for events.

From the plaque:

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.

2009 David Schmitt