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Mission San Rafael Arcangel. Santa Clara University's Mission Church. Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. Mission San Diego, Historic Missions in California. Sonoma SHP. The park is open 7 days/week except for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's The historic, picturesque town of Sonoma is located in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12.

Sonoma SHP

Situated around a central plaza (the largest of its kind in California) filled with charming shops and restaurants, the city is home to Sonoma State Historic Park—site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag. Unlike most parks with a single plot of land and a continuous boundary, Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical attractions consisting of six midtown locations near Sonoma's Plaza. They are: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande) and Vallejo's Home. Vallejo's Home is also called Lachryma Montis, and is less than a mile west of the Plaza. Dogs are not allowed in historic buildings. Mission San Rafael - Information About Mission San Rafael - California. Mission San Rafael.

Life at Mission San Rafael was different than life at other Missions.

Mission San Rafael

During the early years most Missions had trouble supporting themselves and depended on deliveries of supplies and food from New Spain and other Missions. Often the ships were unable to make the trip and the Mission’s members went hungry. It normally took several years before a Mission was able to plant enough food and raise enough cattle and other animals to be able to feed everyone who lived at the Mission. Since Mission San Rafael had originally been built as an asistencia to Mission San Francsico de Asis it had received building materials, food, and animals when the site was founded. Most Missions followed a strict schedule. Mission San Rafael Arcangel. Mission Santa Cruz.

In the beginning, the new Mission Santa Cruz was successful, and experienced only a few problems.

Mission Santa Cruz

Although the first rainy season in 1791 caused the San Lorenzo River to flood, the padres (priest or "fathers") ended this problem by moving the mission buildings higher up the hill. On February 17, 1793, work began on a new church that had a stone foundation and five-feet-thick adobe brick walls. It was 112 feet long and 29 feet wide, and took a year to build. Mission Santa Cruz. Mission San Jose - Information About Mission San Jose - California. Mission San Jose was the fourteenth one built in California, founded June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen.

Mission San Jose - Information About Mission San Jose - California

The name Mission San Jose is in honor of Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus Christ and Patron of the Universal Church. The restored mission church still stands, along with some parts of the mission quadrangle, which now house a museum. If you're here because you want to visit Mission San Jose, you may want to read up on its history first, take a look at some pictures or just get the location which is below. If you're looking for background material for a California Fourth Grade report, use this page and the mission history. If you're building a model for your project, check out the layout and floor plan and take a look at the pictures. Mission San Jose. Mission San Jose. Mission santa cruz - : California Travel. Mission San Juan Bautista. Picture taken 11:25am 7 June 2004 Mission San Juan Bautista was founded 24 June 1797 (15th in order) by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuén.

Mission San Juan Bautista

The Mission is named for Saint John the Baptist. The Indian name was Popelout, or Popeloutchom. It is known for being the largest of the mission churches, with three aisles instead of the single aisle in other mission churches. Three of the nine bells in the chapel area remain. Start tour. Location 21 miles North of Salinas or 13 miles South of Gilroy in San Juan Bautista (4 miles off of U.S. 101). Map DataMap data ©2014 Google Imagery ©2014 , AMBAG, DigitalGlobe, USDA Farm Service Agency Map Data Map data ©2014 Google Imagery ©2014 , AMBAG, DigitalGlobe, USDA Farm Service Agency Map Contact Info Note: As this is a California State Park if you plan to have a group visit (e.g., school class, club group, etc.) please make arrangements through the California Park System or your group may not be allowed entrance.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Construction began almost immediately under the care of Fathers Jose Manuel de Martiarena and Pedro Martinez.

Mission San Juan Bautista

By Christmas, because of the friendly and cooperative indigenous people, not only was there an adobe church built but also a granary, barracks, a monastery, and some adobe houses. By 1800, there were over 500 Indians living at the mission. Located in the middle of the San Juan Valley, the mission sits right on the San Andreas fault! Although its location right on the fault was less dangerous than other locations, it accounted for many shaky days and nights.

In October 1798 the shaking was so bad that the missionaries slept outside for the whole month. When an earthquake caused considerable damage in October 1800, the padres took advantage of the opportunity to enlarge the church, and add certain facilities while making the needed repairs. In 1808, a new padre named Fr. Old Mission San Juan Bautista. Mission San Antonio de Padua. Mission San Antonio de Padua. Mission San Antonio de Padua - Pelican Network. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. San luis obispo. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. When Father Serra left the mission, there was little in the way of food.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

There were however, many bear. The local Chumash Indians were grateful for the Spaniards guns that killed the bear as they were giving the Indians a terrible time. The Indians brought food to the soldiers who were helping out with the bear problem. Since there were so many friendly Native Americans in the area, Fr. Serra chose this location for his next mission. Finally, recalling the fire resistant Spanish tile roofs of their homeland, the missionaries began to manufacture similar clay tiles. An interesting sidelight is the fact that this mission, though one of the smallest, contributed its share of an assessment levied against the California Franciscans in 1782 by the King of Spain to help him carry on his war against England.

From 1794 to 1809, building operations at San Luis Obispo were quite extensive. Fr. Legend has it that Fr. Mission San Francisco Solano. Picture taken 1:09pm 19 Feb 2012 Mission San Francisco Solano was founded 4 July 1823 (21st in order) by Padre Jose Altimira.

Mission San Francisco Solano

Mission San Juan Capistrano. Mission San Juan Capistrano.