TITLE

Lower and Upper California

AUTHOR(S)
Heinrichs, Ann
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
California Missions (0-7565-0208-X);2002, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Spanish explorers arrived in present-day Mexico in the early sixteenth century. Spain believed that Alta California or Upper California extended through Canada to the coast of Alaska. At first, Spain did not settle the northern territory of Upper California. In time, however, Russian fur traders began traveling into Alta California. British traders in Canada were moving closer, too. Spain had already built missions in Baja California. King Carlos and his representative decided that building missions was the perfect way to settle Upper California, too.
ACCESSION #
10931700

 

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