Santa Cruz - History

History of Santa Cruz

Mission Santa Cruz was founded on August 28, 1791, and dedicated on September 25 of the same year although Father Fermín Lasuén, who selected the actual site, was not able to be present at the dedication. The event, of considerable …

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Santa Cruz - Brief History

Brief History of Santa Cruz

As early as 1774, a Franciscan Padre traveled north along the beach from Carmel and located the site for Mission Santa Cruz at the other end of crescent Monterey Bay. He came to the mouth of a fine river, noted …

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Mission Santa Cruz - Cardinell Vincent Postcards Collection

Mission Santa Cruz

Mission Santa Cruz, located in the city of Santa Cruz, near the mouth of the San Lorenzo River, was the twelfth mission in the chain. It was founded on August 28, 1791, by Father Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and dedicated …

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