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 Dolores, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Show Me Your Bay Travelers making their pilgrimage today to the California missions have the great benefit of traveling on highway 101. Occasional glimpses of the varying terrain gives a brief visual clue as to what it was … Continue reading

San Juan Bautista Mission

The main reason for the missions was to create a path in which the Spanish government could easily resupply their colonists and manage their expansive frontier from the many encroachments of other nations. Knowing this the missions were built not … 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