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The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #18, San Fernando de Velicatá (1769-1825)

By David Kier Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  San Fernando was the first California mission founded by the Franciscan Order, and also the only Franciscan-founded mission on the California peninsula. Originally, California was believed by many to be an island. Once it was established California was a peninsula, Spain… Read more »