Spanish Missions Founded in Alta California

California Missions Timeline

Stretching from San Diego to Sonoma, the twenty-one beautiful missions that line the state of California remind us of our nation’s past. Under the Spanish king Charles III, plans were made for extending Spanish domain into Upper California. Sea and …

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Indians Migrating - Paint of Alexander Francis Harmer at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Dodge and Harmer illustrations

Zephyrin Engelhardt (1851-1934), O.F.M., was born as Charles Anthony Engelhardt in Bilshausen, Hanover, Germany, on November 13, 1851. In 1852, he and his family emigrated to North America. In 1872, he entered the Franciscan order and was ordained in 1878. …

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Royal Presidio Chapel of Monterey

Cardinell Vincent Postcards

The Cardinell Vincent Postcards Collection is one of the best full sets of mission photographs ever produced. The photographs are unadorned early images rendered in sepia tone and were taken between the late 19th and early 20th century. The set …

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California Missions Resources

Resources related to the old Missions

San Diego de Alcalá Mission Basilica San Diego de AlcaláMission San Diego de Alcalá History San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel Mission Basilica) San Antonio de Padua Mission San Antonio de Padua San Gabriel Arcángel San …

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Reyno de la Nueva Espana a Principios del Siglo XIX by A. G. Cubas

California Missions Maps

California Missions by Claude G. Putnam Author: Putnam, Claude GeorgeDate: 1949Short Title: California MissionsPublisher: Wm. L. NewmanPublisher Location: Glendale, Calif.Type: Separate MapFull Title: California Missions. By Claude G. Putnam. Published and copyright by Wm. L. Newman. Glendale, Calif. – 1949.Pub …

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