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San Juan Capistrano California
San Juan Capistrano California is one of a string of 21 missions. Originally built by the Spaniards in the late 1700s. Purpose to proselytize and protect Spanish interests The missions appear along the El Camino Real. As a result, the missions follow the road from San Diego to Sonoma. Here is a link to the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Made this visit following the Lyon Air Museum. Here is the link.
Above all, the mission’s purpose is part of Spain’s colonization of California. The missions bring Catholicism to the local people and provide a Spanish presence in the area. Therefore, soldiers protect the mission and other Spanish interests.
Pictures from the mission
The Swallows return to Capistrano
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Great Stone Church
Father Juniper Serra
Father Juniper headed the mission in the early years. As a result, he is commemorated often.
Today’s Basilica San Juan Capistrano California
Historical District San Juan Capistrano
Great visit to San Juan Capistrano! Because I’ve heard of this all my life. Finally get to see it. Above all, the mission plays an important part of California history. Consequently, a
Next, a visit to the Richard Nixon Museum. Following that will be a visit to Catalina Island (link)
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