Santa Clara Mission, Santa Clara, California

Due to the vast greatness of the San Francisco bay the Santa Clara Mission was ordered to be established as soon as feasibly possible. Founded in 1777, the story goes that the natives at the site were friendly but a … Continue reading

Mission San Francisco Solano and the Sonoma Barracks, Sonoma, CA

In 1819 Father Jose Altimira came from Barcelona, Spain to work at the Dolores Mission in San Francisco. He didn’t like the mission in San Francisco because it was not adventerous enough for him and he found the foggy weather … Continue reading