San Miguel Arcángel - History

History of San Miguel Arcángel

At a site halfway between San Luis Obispo and San Antonio de Padua, Father de Lasuén founded a new Mission for the third time within three months. It was San Miguel Arcángel, and the founding date was July 25, 1797. …

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San Miguel Arcángel - Brief History

Brief History of San Miguel Arcángel

On July 25, 1797, Father Fermín Lasuén dedicated Mission San Miguel Arcángel in a fine valley near the juncture of the Salinas and Nacimiento Rivers. The Franciscan Fathers had chosen this spot because it was a stopping place halfway between …

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Mission San Miguel Arcángel - Cardinell Vincent Postcards Collection

Mission San Miguel Arcángel

Mission San Miguel Arcángel, sixteenth in the Chain of California Missions, was founded on July 25, 1797, by Father Fermín de Lasuén and named for Saint Michael the Archangel, the “Most Glorious Prince of the Celestial Militia”. The location was …

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