Plains of Blood
The Fort Presidio of San Diego was established in 1769, along with a Franciscan mission. After Mexico’s independence, the fort was abandoned and the town grew up.
With the end of the Mexican-American war and the great influx of Americans during the gold rush of 1848, California was admitted to the United States in 1850. San Diego was incorporated as a city in 1850. During its time as part of Mexico the population dwindled drastically and today the city only boasts a population of about 600.
The fort has been described as being in a most ruinous state, apart from one side, in which the commandant lived, with his family. The settlement itself is composed of about forty brown huts and three or four larger, whitewashed ones belonging to the gentry.
With the discovery of gold in California there have been many travelers passing through the town on route to San Francisco but few if any have elected to stay.
While the waters near the coast do not have a history of healthy fisheries, recently large quantities of fish and the occasional gold artifact have started being shipped out of San Diego. While one would think that this new found wealth would benefit the city it seems all the money is going into the pockets of Captain Obadia Stane and the city itself continues to decay.