Falconguide to California's Missions and Presidios: A Guide to Exploring California's Spanish Legacy

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From San Diego to San Francisco, California's rich Spanish and Mexican heritage is showcased in its missions and presidios. Among the state's most popular historic landmarks, these religious and military establishments are enduring reminders of the days when Franciscan missionaries converted native inhabitants to Catholicism and leather-jacketed soldiers flexed their political and military might. Today vacationers and history buffs alike enjoy the distinctive architecture, unique religious art and artifacts, ...
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Overview

From San Diego to San Francisco, California's rich Spanish and Mexican heritage is showcased in its missions and presidios. Among the state's most popular historic landmarks, these religious and military establishments are enduring reminders of the days when Franciscan missionaries converted native inhabitants to Catholicism and leather-jacketed soldiers flexed their political and military might. Today vacationers and history buffs alike enjoy the distinctive architecture, unique religious art and artifacts, beautiful courtyard gardens, and many quiet, contemplative spaces found in and around these historic sites.

Inside you'll find:

Detailed descriptions of twenty-three missions and four presidios
Historical information on each site
Maps and directions
Listings of mission festivals and Sunday Mass schedules
Nearby points of interest.

Whether you live in California or are planning a visit, A FalconGuide to California's Missions and Presidios shows you where to go and what to do to get the most out of your time exploring California's Spanish and Mexican legacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762727933
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 953,639
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy Salcedo-Chourré has authored more than twenty hiking and exploring guidebooks to locales in California and Colorado, including Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe, and Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Globe Pequot). A native of California, she lives with her husband, three sons, and a small menagerie of pets in California's Wine Country.
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Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) Inside This Guide (3) California's Spanish Legacy (4) Mission San Diego de Alcalá (5) Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (6) Mission San Antonio de Pala (7) Mission San Juan Capistrano (8) Mission San Gabriel Arcángel (9) San Gabriel Mission Estancia (10) Mission San Fernando Rey de España (11) Mission San Buenaventura (12) Mission Santa Barbara (13) Mission Santa Inés (14) Mission La Purísima Concepción (15) Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (16) Mission San Miguel Arcángel (17) Mission San Antonio de Padua (18) Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (19) Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission) (20) Mission San Juan Bautista (21) Mission Santa Cruz (22) Mission Santa Clara de Asís (23) Mission San José (24) Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores) (25) Mission San Rafael Arcángel (26) Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission) (27) The Presidio of San Diego (28) The Presidio of Santa Barbara (29) The Presidio of Monterey (30) The Presidio of San Francisco (31) Glossary (32) Sources and Further Reading
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