Mission Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 36° 58.684 W 122° 01.778
10S E 586365 N 4092879
Quick Description: There's a book about the original Santa Cruz Mission that is avail be on Barnes and Nobel.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2014 9:41:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1E4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in present-day Santa Cruz, California. The mission was founded in 1791 and named for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the name that the explorer Gaspar de Portolà gave to the area when he camped on the banks of the San Lorenzo River on October 17, 1769, and erected a wooden cross.[4] As with the other California missions, Mission Santa Cruz served as a site for ecclesiastical conversion of natives, first the Ohlone, the original inhabitants of the region, and later the Yokuts from the east. The settlement was the site of the first autopsy in Alta California."

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ISBN Number: 9780823954995

Author(s): Kim Ostrow

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