Historic Rancho Santo Margarita Renamed Camp Pendleton
HISTORIC Rancho Santa Margarita y las Flores, last of the Mexican land grants remaining intact, has given way to national defense.
The United States government, in the interest of making this country strong, has purchased 150,000 acres of the original 232,000-acre rancho and is in the process, of creating the largest Training Center in the history of the Marine Corps. Named after Major General Joseph H. Pendleton, deceased, an officer of outstanding and long service who pioneered the Marine Corps in San Diego County.
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