Mission San Jose - Fremont, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 37° 32.035 W 121° 55.196
10S E 595425 N 4154652
Quick Description: Despite its name, Mission San Jose is not in the nearby city of San Jose but in Fremont, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 12:52:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0G7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Mission San José is a Spanish mission located in the present-day city of Fremont, California. It was founded on June 11, 1797 by the Franciscan order and was the fourteenth Spanish mission established in California. The mission is the namesake of the Mission San José district of Fremont, which was an independent town subsumed into the city when it was incorporated in 1957.

The Mission entered a long period of gradual decline after secularization in 1834, though numerous restoration efforts in the intervening periods have reconstructed many of the original structures. The old mission church remains in use as a chapel of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, a parish of the Diocese of Oakland. The museum also features a visitor center, museum, and slide show telling the history of the mission."

As for the book, Good Reads (visit link) provides this information:

"Discovering Mission San Jose
by Madeline Stevens
Learn about the rich history of Mission San Jos: how it started, the people who ran it, the indigenous population, and its legacy today.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Cavendish Square Publishing (first published January 1st 2014)
ISBN 1627130640 (ISBN13: 9781627130646)"
ISBN Number: 1627130640

Author(s): Madeline Stevens

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