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Thursday, January 1, 2015

CAMPO DE CAHUENGA ANNUAL RE-ENACTMENT JANUARY 11, 2014 - HISTORIC EVENT; FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Please bring family, friends and co-workers out to Campo de Cahuenga's annual re-enactment of the Treaty of Cahuenga on Sunday, January 11th from Noon - until about 3:00 pm

This is a family friendly event and especially for teachers and students of all ages.

Remember - Los Angeles Metro access - Campo de Cahuenga is only steps away from the Universal City Red Metro Line station.


The Treaty of Cahuenga, also called the "Capitulation of Cahuenga," ended the fighting of the Mexican-American War in Alta California in 1847. It was not a formal treaty between nations but an informal agreement between rival military forces in which the Californios gave up fighting. The treaty was drafted in English and Spanish by José Antonio Carrillo, approved by American Lieutenant-Colonel John C. Frémont and Mexican Governor Andrés Pico on January 13, 1847 at Campo de Cahuenga in what is now North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.






The treaty called for the Californios to give up their artillery, and provided that all prisoners from both sides be immediately freed. Those Californios who promised not to again take up arms during the war, and to obey the laws and regulations of the United States, were allowed to peaceably return to their homes and ranchos. They were to be allowed the same rights and privileges as were allowed to citizens of the United States, and were not to be compelled to take an oath of allegiance until a treaty of peace was signed between the United States and Mexico, and were given the privilege of leaving the country if they wished to do so.

Under the later Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Mexico formally ceded Alta California and other territories to the United States, and the disputed border of Texas was fixed at the Rio Grande. Pico, like nearly all the Californios, became an American citizen with full legal and voting rights. Pico later became a State Assemblyman and then a State Senator representing Los Angeles in the California State Legislature.

For more information, please visit www.CampodeCaheunga.org or campodecahuenga1847@hotmail.com.

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