Loreto, Baja California: First Mission and Capital of Spanish California

Loreto, Baja California: First Mission and Capital of Spanish California

by Ann O'Neil, Don O'Neil

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ISBN-13: 9780970854100
Publisher: Tio Press
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)

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Loreto, Baja California: First Mission and Capital of Spanish California 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Authors Ann and Don O¿Neil have called Loreto home since just before the completion of Baja¿s Transpeninsular highway in 1973. In this excellent book they have been able to record not just the growth the town experienced since that momentous year, but also, through painstaking research and timely interviews with the town¿s older and more interesting residents, they have shed much light on Loreto¿s earlier history and helped underscore the importance of Loreto to the history of California. As the author¿s point out, there wasn¿t much celebration at the time of Loreto¿s first centennial in 1797 or its bicentennial in 1897, but the three-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the first mission in the Californias was a major political and cultural event anticipated and celebrated by thousands north and south of the border. I recommend this book, an obvious labor of love, with its dozens of maps and rarely seen black and white photos to anyone wanting a good read about the history and people of Baja.