The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1969, Volume 15, Number 1
Rita Larkin, Editor



The following articles deal with the histories of four
famous Spanish-Mexican families and their adobe homes. These homes are located
within the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and can be seen in 1969.

Observe the supplementary presentations on the Machado
family. One deals with the Machado-Silvas branch of the family and the other
deals with the Machado-Stewart branch. This gives us a broader coverage of
this family, whose two homes are included among the four adobe structures
located within the present boundaries of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

In acquiring the material we have been assisted once again
by Orion M. Zink, and also by Sister Catherine McShane, of the
University of San Diego College for Women, and by two of her students, Miss
Patricia Baker and Miss Rosemary Masterson, who lent to us for publication in
this issue of the Journal of San Diego History, material which they had
compiled in connection with a genealogy study of early families of the San
Diego area.

The articles appearing in this issue of the Journal of San
Diego History have been abridged, due to space requirements. The full
articles, plus footnotes, are on file in Junipero Serra Museum Research