Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 pm at P.L. United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B. the Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: On the Tracks of an Angry God: John P. Harrington in San Diego County, By Richard Carrico. While teaching a class at the San Diego Museum of Man he met a young student named Carobeth and they took leisurely walks across the Laurel Street Bridge. Harrington noted that Carobeth possessed one of the finestears for language and linguistics that he had ever encountered. They subsequently married and he immediately took the young San Diego girl on his field trips with him. The marriage failed and Carobeth married George Laird, one of Harrington’s Chemehuevi consultants. Noting his sometime imperious attitude and his rushed demeanor, the Chemehuevi called Harrington “An Angry God.”
Richard Carrico will present an anthropological, historical, and geographic travelogue as we follow Harrington the “Angry God” through San Diego County. From the coast to the Anza Borrego desert and, from northern Baja California to Warner Springs, Carrico will interpret Harrington’s sometimes cryptic handwritten notes, provide photographic images of the region circa 1925, and offer a unique glimpse into Kumeyaay culture as captured in the mid-1920s.