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Pio Pico State Historic Park holds Living History Days on various Saturdays during the year.  These events cover California history and the Mexican War.  Pio Pico State Historic Park is located on Pioneer Boulevard at Whittier Boulevard in Whittier, Los Angeles County, CA - Whittier Boulevard exit from the 605 Freeway.

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Juan B. Alvarado
 
Juan Bautista Valentin Alvarado y Vallejo was born in Monterey, California on February 14, 1809.  At age 27 he was appointed Governor of California.  Governor Alvarado was a political foe of Pio Pico
of Southern California.
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Governor and Lady
Mexican Governor Juan B. Alvarado (Lou Lopez)
escorts the lovely lady of Monterey, California,
Senorita Julianna Francisca Ramona y Castillo 
(Carolyn Schoff) during 
Living History Days at
the Pio Pico State Historic Park in Whittier, CA. 
Come visit the park and walk with the Governor. 
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Pio Pico Living History Day
Beside visiting the historic home of Pio Pico, the last
Mexican Governor of California, visitors have a chance
to participate in become Californios.  The youths are
dressed up to represent the era, and given duties to
perform.  The youths learn the history of California from
a different viewpoint, not just from reading a book.
 
Other Californio Events:
Rancho Days Fiesta, Heritage Hill Historical Park
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA
Date - To Be Arranged
Click the link for updated information:
 
Latino History Parade, La Pintoresca Park Festival
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA in October
Click the link for more information: 
For further information on the Pio Pico State Historic Park, follow this link: