When did the California missions start and end?

Answer According to the California State Parks Department, the first of the 21 state missions, the San Diego de Alcala, began on July 16, 1769. The last mission, San Francisco Solano, was founded on July ... Read More »

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Who founded the California Missions?

The California Missions were founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1769. Serra was a Franciscan missionary sent by King Charles III of Spain to settle land in California as a Spanish territory.Sourc... Read More »

Who built the California missions?

The 21 California missions were founded by Catholic missionaries from Spain. They were primarily built through the physical labor of Indians. The Indians were the native peoples in the region, and... Read More »

Who lived in the California missions?

The California Missions were originally built to house Spanish missionaries. The king of Spain sent the missionaries to California to teach the Catholic religion to the local Native American popula... Read More »

Why were California missions started?

The Spanish built the missions in what is now California between 1769 and 1823. The Spanish had a system of missions in place in other colonial territories, including Lower (Baja) California, now p... Read More »