Posts Tagged: dominican

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #24, San Pedro Mártir de Verona (1794-1811)

San Pedro Mártir de Verona Mission Baja California

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    By the end of 1791, the first five Dominican California missions were established along El Camino Real, securing the corridor between the peninsula and San Diego. The interior could now be brought under control with ‘mountain missions.’ The Indian attacks would be… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #23, Santo Tomás de Aquino (1791-1849)

Santo Tomás de Aquino Mission Baja California

  By David Kier www.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The future site for the fifth Dominican Baja California mission was discovered in 1769 and named San Francisco Solano, by Franciscan Padre Juan Crespí. In April, 1785, ‘San Solano’ was visited by Dominican Padre Luis Sales and a party of soldiers… Read more »