Sentence Examples

  • The establishment of a presidio at Tucson in 1776 marks its beginning as a Spanish settlement.
  • Their own farms and settlements, save in the immediate vicinity of the presidio, were often plundered and abandoned, and such settlement as there was was confined to the Santa Cruz valley.
  • A presidio (Spanish military post) was established here in 1782, and a Franciscan mission, by Junipero Serra, about four years later.
  • On Alcatraz Island is the United States Prison, and on Goat Island the United States Naval School of the Pacific. The old Spanish " presidio " is now a United States military reservation, and another smaller one, the Fort Mason Government Reservation, is in the vicinity.
  • Some 200,000 camped in Golden Gate Park and 50,000 in the presidio military reservation.