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SBC Uncommon Mission : California Missions

An Uncommon Mission
In the summer of 1997, Father Jerome Tupa undertook the ambitious project of traveling to and painting all twenty-one California Missions.

California Missions

Welcome to the California Missions Web Site. Much of California's history began with the Spanish Missions. The chain of 21missions along California's El Camino Real ("The Royal Highway") represent the first arrival of non-Native Americans to California.  A brief history of each mission is presented here.

Welcome to the California Missions

The intention with this website is to bring the present day mission to those who plan on visiting the missions, or those who may not be able to visit all the missions. It brings you the particular flavor and high lights of each. We hope that you enjoy them as we do.

The California Mission Site: CA Missions history and mission music for students tourists and everyone!

The most extensive California Mission site ever! Featuring two histories for each of the twenty-one California Missions, with beautiful color photographs, fascinating black and white sketches, and, for the first time ever, authentic mission music.

Formation of the California Missions

A map of California that shows that location of the missions and the order in which they were founded.

Junipero Serra

A San Diego Historical Society biography of Father Junipero Serra. Includes a letter written by Father Serra in 1769.

PBS - THE WEST - Junipero Serra

A biography of Father Serra put together by PBS. Part of a collection of biographies including John Sutter, Levi Strauss, and others.

California, First Person Narratives: General Collections

"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts.


California History

California History

"Resources for Teachers & Students" Gives facts and photos, history, maps, earthquake information, links and lots of details.

Home of California History Online

An extensive site put out by the California Historical Society. Begins with a timeline with sites that can be searched. Lots of good visuals.


California Geological Survey - Teacher Feature-California Has Its Faults

A great site for viewing the faults in California and the different types of faults. Great for 4th grade science curriculum.

Death Valley National Park


Christmas Around the World

More...Christmas Info around the world