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Letters: He set off to see Junípero Serra's birthplace in Spain

Thank you, Father Serra Christopher Reynolds' wonderful coverage of the California missions ["21 Journeys," Sept. 7] evoked memories of being both a project-making fourth-grader (in the '40s) and an inquisitive traveler (all my life). While serving in the military in Germany during the mid-1950s, I took a leave with friends to France and Spain. From Barcelona, we flew to Majorca, where I rented a motor scooter in Palma and navigated the 28-mile partially paved road to the town of Petra, Father Junípero Serra's birthplace. With a limited command of Spanish, I was able to convey to a young local that I was from California and wanted to see Serra's...