Nathan Harrison: Discovering the Man behind the Legend
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020 AT 10:00AM ON ZOOM
Nathan Harrison was San Diego’s first Black pioneer, homesteading in Palomar Mountain in the early 20th century. Modern archaeological insights have yielded fascinating details about Harrison’s life. Historical accounts tell us he was an important and significant figure in the Palomar Mountain community. While he had many friends on the mountain, he died alone in a county hospital in October 1920 and was buried in an unmarked grave at Mt. Hope Cemetery. (In 1972, historian and community activist Ed Diaz along with Reverend George Walker Smith raised funds to place a permanent marker at the site).
This year marks the centennial of Nathan Harrison’s passing. We will be commemorating his life with a virtual program featuring:
- Seth Mallios, author of the book on Mr. Harrison’s life and key partner in the upcoming SDHC exhibition,
- A live feed from the archeological dig site of Mr. Harrison’s homestead on Palomar Mountain
- And More!
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