Hemet in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pochea Indian Village Site
Erected 1983 by State Department of Parks and Recreation , San Jacinto Valley Museum, Hemet Area Museum Assoc., Ramona Pageant Assoc. Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus/Second Marker by D.A.R. (Marker Number 104.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 43.194′ N, 116° 56.964′ W. Marker is in Hemet, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Ramona Bowl Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the second set of steps to the upper entrance of Ramona Bowl Amphitheater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27400 Ramona Bowl Road, Hemet CA 92544, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Ramona" (within Soviet Transpolar Landing Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Transpolar Record Flight Site (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hemet Maze Stone (approx. 7½ miles away); Juan Diego Flats (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Regarding Pochea Indian Village Site. The first performance of the "Ramona Pageant" was held in 1923. The book upon which the Pageant is based was Ramona written by Helen Hunt Jackson in 1884. Federal officials ignored a report Ms. Jackson helped prepare, so she wrote Ramona hoping the public would read it and demand a reversal of the poor treatment of the Indians. In Ramona, the Indian, Alessandro, is Ramona's husband and the same Juan Diego of Juan Diego Flats. The site of Pocheca is located close to 0.7 of a mile east of the Ramona Bowl.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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