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California Missions

California's rich mission history ranges from the crude beginnings of brushwood shelters to a mighty chain of twenty-one majestic missions. This saga is one of accomplishment by a group of strong Spanish administrators, cultured and dedicated Franciscan priests, brave leather-jacket soldiers, and countless thousands of California's native Americans. This page provides brief descriptions of six of the twenty-one California missions. Please return often to this site to find updates on California's other fifteen missions.

San Luis Rey

Santa Clara De Asis

Mission Carmel

San Luis Obisbo

Santa Barbara

San Juan Capistrano