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Louise Munoa Foussat

“God gives us a plan to do something when he puts us on this earth, and I always try to keep people around me happy”……….Louise Foussat


Louise especially enjoyed being with children and the older generation.  She spent much of her adult life telling stories about Native Americans and nurturing the culture of the Luisenos.  Her own ancestors lived in a village on the San Luis Rey Mission site and helped the Franciscan missionaries build the second mission to be established in California.


Louise's mother was of the Pala tribe and father was of the Pechanga tribe.  On a cool summer evening in 1908, they joined relatives and tribal members for a fiesta and powwow near the river.  Louise was born at this fiesta in a saloon which is now the San Luis Rey Bakery .


Louise called Oceanside the land of her birth, the “beautiful city by the ocean with the mountains to the east of us,” adding that “one of my great wishes is for us to live in peace and harmony.”


Information extracted from Oceanside Magazine and the North County Times.


Louise Foussat