The California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide

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Oxmoor House, Dec 1, 1996 - Architecture - 320 pages
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Here is the unique story of the California missions - their dramatic founding, ruination, and eventual restoration. Never before have both the history and present-day beauty of the missions been so completely and magnificently portrayed. All twenty-one missions are shown in attractive watercolor renderings, and there are intriguing photographs from early days as well as recent times. Each mission is the subject of an individual chapter in which its meaning and contribution to our history are fully explained. A valuable reference source for the whole family, this handsome book doubles as a visitor's guide. Providing information on mission tours, museums, and libraries.

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User Review  - anneofia - LibraryThing

This book is special to me because it has a picture of Pala, the only surviving sub-mission, and that is where, in 1960, I met the person who would become my husband. Back in the '60s the mission was ... Read full review


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Last Outposts of Empire
The Missions Get Under Way

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