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Road Trip II to San Fernando Mission.....>>­>>>NO HOST<<<<­<<


In the late 18th century, Franciscan missionaries established 21 missions along the California coast from San Diego to Sonoma. Each mission was built 1 day's trek from the next, along a path known as El Camino Real ('the Royal Road'), remnants of which still exist. The missions' construction marked the beginning of European settlement of California and the displacement of the Native American population. Established in 1797, Mission San Fernando once controlled more than 1 1/2 million acres, employed 1,500 Native Americans, and boasted more than 22,000 head of cattle and extensive orchards. The fragile adobe mission complex was destroyed several times but was always faithfully rebuilt with low buildings surrounding grassy courtyards. The aging church was replaced in the 1940s and again in the 1970s after an earthquake. The Convento, a 250-foot-long colonnaded structure dating from 1810, is the compound's oldest remaining building. Some of the mission's rooms, including the old library and the private salon of the first bishop of California, have been restored to their late-18th-century appearance. A half-dozen padres and many hundreds of Shoshone Indians are buried in the adjacent cemetery

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  • Rodney Kerwin N.

    Nice to meet up with you Catherine! I'l lpost some images once I've processed them.

    September 29, 2013

  • Glenn Z.

    I recently took photos at the San Gabriel Mission. "Wiki Loves Monuments" compelled me. Would've been interesting seeing the next one. Busy tomorrow, though.

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too many events this day, Watts Towers jazz Fest, and Lotus Fest at the same time. The Mission will last

    September 27, 2013

  • Terry C.

    Where do we meet once we are there?

    September 26, 2013

  • Catherine M.

    Where shall we all meet? At the front entrance or ??

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably won't be there until 11:30 or so, but can't wait!

    September 24, 2013

  • Aaron G. K. C.

    Sorry, won't be able to go; helping family with a project.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes it will be instructions where to meet up and so on.

    Thx for asking

    September 14, 2013

  • dee c.

    Will there be instructions on the actual meetup? I haven't been to any of the meet ups and just not sure if people just now now, what the procedure is? I also didn't see instructions and was curious about the other missions trip via Amtrak.

    September 14, 2013

  • Rodney Kerwin N.

    Thanks Elena, somehow that had escaped me! Definitely my senior moment of the weekend. I'll reapply.

    September 1, 2013

  • Rodney Kerwin N.

    Sorry, I'm not going to make it. Come down with a nasty head cold.
    Next time.

    August 31, 2013

    • Elena G.

      The trip is not till 9/28...

      August 31, 2013

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