From San Diego to the San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys, to the rugged coastlines of Monterey and San Francisco, and inland to Sonoma, El Camino Real traces the path of California’s 21 historic missions. Under the leadership of California’s founding hero, Father Junipero Serra, Spanish priests and their Indian converts built these imposing and beautiful structures that are the earliest monuments of modern California.
Remembering the California Missions evokes all the beauty and history of California’s mission heritage in the lush watercolors of renowned California artist Pat Hunter and the insightful prose of Janice Stevens.
Through exploring the history and enduring architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage of the California missions, this book reveals the full history of California itself, from Father Serra’s pioneering labors, to the conquest of the land’s agricultural wealth, to California’s painful transitions from Indian habitation to Spanish, Mexican and American rule. A treasury of captivating artistry and fascinating history, Remembering the California Missions celebrates and preserves the masterworks of California’s founding era.
Audience: California history readers, art book collectors, California schools and school libraries, Hispanic and Catholic cultural heritage.
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