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San Juan Capistrano Mission, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, was founded in 1776. Built to the form of a cross 180 feet long and 90 feet wide, it was and the most beautiful ever erected. It is widely known as the place where the "Capistrano Swallows" for more than a hundred years have departed October 23 and returned the following March 19th.

Physical Description

One color postcard with a divided back. The postcard was published by Union Oil Company of California in Los Angeles, California.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1951-05-03

Sender

G. [San Diego, California]

Recipient

Miss Clarke [Saint Joseph, Missouri]

Excerpt from Message

We pass this going to Los A. The Mission of C. are so beautiful. You must see the 4 around these parts all my love, G.

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United States–California-Orange County-San Juan Capistrano

Publisher

Union Oil Co. of California

Date Issued

1890-

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

American Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. University of San Diego

Collection Number

Southern California-57

Date Digitized

2014-04-23

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

P:Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\North America\Southern California-57A

Image File Size

844 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

San Juan Capistrano (Calif.), Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission churches, Courtyards, Fountains

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