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El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California, United States, 17 mi east of Downtown San Diego. The city, located in a valley surrounded by mountains, has acquired the nickname of “The Big Box.” Its name originated similarly, from the Spanish phrase “el cajón,” which means “the box” or “the drawer.” El Cajon, Spanish for “the big box,” was first recorded on September 10, 1821, as an alternative name for sitio rancho Santa Mónica to describe the “boxed in” nature of the valley in which it sat. The name appeared on maps in 1873 and 1875, shortened to “Cajon,” until the modern town developed in which the post office was named “El Cajon.” In 1905, the name was once again expanded to “El Cajon” under the insistence of California banker and historian, Zoeth Skinner Eldredge.

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With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican–American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored. As required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho El Cajon was filed by Thomas W. Sutherland, guardian of Pedrorena’s heirs (his son, Miguel, and his three daughters, Victoria, Ysabel and Elenain) with the Public Land Commission in 1852, confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the grant was patented in 1876. In 1868, Los Angeles land developer Isaac Lankershim bought the bulk of the Pedrorena’s Rancho El Cajon holdings and employed Major Levi Chase, a former Union Army officer, as his agent. Chase received from Lankershim 7,624 acres known as the Chase Ranch. Lankershim hired Amaziah Lord Knox (1833–1918), a New Englander whom he had met in San Francisco, to manage Rancho El Cajon. In 1876, Knox established a hotel there to serve the growing number of people traveling between San Diego and Julian, where gold had been discovered in 1869. Room and board for a guest and horse cost $1 a night. The area became known as Knox’s Corners and was later renamed. By 1878 there were 25 families living in the valley and a portion of the hotel lobby became the valley post office with Knox as the first postmaster. El Cajon was incorporated as a city in 1912. Up until the 1930s, El Cajon was known for its grape and citrus agriculture.

On a Saturday in May the city celebrates its diversity with a free family-friendly event called “America on Main Street”. The festival replaces a previous city-sponsored event called the International Friendship Festival which ran from 1991 to 2003. Both festivals highlight the city’s identity as a “mini-United Nations”, with 30% of its population being immigrants from Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, and other countries. El Cajon’s annual Mother Goose Parade has been held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving every year since 1946. Organizers claim it is the largest parade in San Diego County. It features more than 100 entries including “motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, equestrians, clowns, performing artists, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles and Santa Claus.”

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