Tag: Mission San Juan Bautista

  • Mission San Juan Bautista

    Mission San Juan Bautista

    Mission San Juan Bautista was founded June 24, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasu√©n. A year later, in 1798, the first church was complete. Named after John the Baptist, Mission San Juan Bautista was located north of Salinas and ranked fifteenth in the¬†California Mission Chain. The second, present church, was begun in 1803 and dedicated in…