Mission San Diego de Alcala - History

History of San Diego De Alcalá

On July 1, 1769, Father Junípero Serra and Don Gaspar de Portolá arrived on the shores of the beautiful land-locked harbor which had been named San Diego by Vizcaíño. Of the 219 men who had left Lower California some two …

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San Diego de Alcalá - Brief History

Brief History of San Diego de Alcalá

It was a pitiful group of missionaries and soldiers who gathered on the shore of San Diego Bay on July 1, 1769. Of the 219 Spaniards who had left Lower California two months before, only half were still alive. Of …

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Mission San Diego de Alcalá

Mission San Diego de Alcalá

Mission San Diego de Alcalá was founded July 16th 1769 by Father Junípero Serra. It was named for Didacus of Alcalá. This is the first mission of the twenty-one Spanish missions that today line the state of California. The Spanish expedition that founded …

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