There’s Nate Harrison Grade on Palomar Mountain, but who was Nate Harrison?
He was a former slave who helped build an early road — that’s still there and you can drive today — up to Palomar Mountain.
San Diego State University archaeology students spent their spring break studying and excavating at his home site. The San Diego Union-Tribune and a couple of TV stations covered a media meet-and-greet at the site last week. It’s a great story.
One of those stations was San Diego’s CW6, which ended its nightly newscast (the station is going all Spanish in a few weeks) on Friday night. Carlos Correa and Phil Ferrar had the story.
By the way, I spent a lot of years in San Diego as a public information officer for various government agencies, plus I was a guest on their San Diego Living show plugging the new book. I hope everybody at the station quickly finds good jobs. They were a great team and did a lot of good stories through the years.