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The founding of the Spanish Missions in California furnished an epic history. These historical monuments are reminders of the great Franciscan adventure. Years of patient labor, decades of heroic sacrifice by Fray Junipera Serra and his Franciscan Brothers lie behind the era of the founding of the twenty-one Missions and their branches, the ruins of which still stand in wonder and beauty, at various points along 600 miles of California's glorious coastal region

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Mission Churches, Maps, Illustrations, Junipero Serra, 1713-1784

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