Important Dates

Heinrichs, Ann
January 2002
California Missions (0-7565-0208-X);2002, p18
The article focuses on the important dates to remember in the history of Spanish missions in California. In 1768, King Carlos of Spain asked José Gálvez to settle California. In 1769 Father Junípero Serra opened the first mission San Diego de Alcalá in what is now the state of California. In 1784 Father Serra died at San Carlos Borromeo. Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821.


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