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The native people of Marin are the Coast Miwok. NANAGUANI was the name of the area that would become the city of San Rafael.
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Beginning Labor Day, 9/3/2012 this park will be open 7 days/week except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day The historic, picturesque town of Sonoma is located in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12. 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.
Mission San Rafael was founded on December 14, 1817 by Father Vincente de Sarria. Mission San Rafael was named for for the Angel of Healing If you're here because you want to visit Mission San Rafael , you may want to read up on its history first, take a look at some pictures or just get the location which is below.
Life at Mission San Rafael was different than life at other Missions.
In the beginning, the new Mission Santa Cruz was successful, and experienced only a few problems.
In 1769, Spanish explorers led by Gaspar de Portola named this area Santa Cruz, or Holy Cross in English.
Mission San Jose was the fourteenth one built in California, founded June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen . The name Mission San Jose is in honor of Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus Christ and Patron of the Universal Church.
Mission San Jose de Guadalupe was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions Chain.
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Picture taken 11:25am 7 June 2004
Construction began almost immediately under the care of Fathers Jose Manuel de Martiarena and Pedro Martinez.
T he Salinan Nation people were assumed culturally extinct. But, as evidenced by these photos, they are quite vibrant, having learned to hide from the Europeans who quickly dominated California.
When Father Serra left the mission, there was little in the way of food.
Picture taken 1:09pm 19 Feb 2012 Mission San Francisco Solano was founded 4 July 1823 (21 st in order) by Padre Jose Altimira. The Mission is named for St.