Name: Site of Indian Village of Pochea
Site Number: #104
Date Visited: 10/25/2015
Other Designation: N/A
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 61578-61686 Coyote Canyon Rd., Anza, CA 92539
Coordinates33.719745, -116.949888

Description: Pochea was one of a cluster of Indian villages forming the very large settlement of Pahsitnah, which extended along the ridge east and west of Ramona Bowl. Pahsitnah was thriving when the Spanish first passed by in 1774. A tragic story tells of the natives contracting smallpox from Europeans, a terrible epidemic spreading, and some survivors fleeing to the area of the present Soboba Reservation.