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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.

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G. [San Diego, California]

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Miss Clarke [Saint Joseph, Missouri]

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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.

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

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