Posts Tagged: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Huasinapí

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #8, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Huasinapí (1720-1795)

  By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The history of the 8th California mission began in 1719 when Padre Juan de Ugarte discovered a forest of güérivo trees (Populus brandegeei) from which he could construct California’s first ship, ‘El Triunfo de la Cruz’. The Cochimí Indians of… Read more »