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Studying California Missions? Here’s an index to L.A. Times’ resources that can help

Santa Barbara mission, often called Old Mission Santa Barbara, is a hive of activity, with lecture series, Franciscans on the scene, an active museum, extensive archives and gardens.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times )

Stories about California’s famed 21 missions:

California missions: Rediscovering the birthplace of modern California

California missions: How textbooks evolved to reflect the plight of Native Americans

California missions: The quest to cast a spotlight on the darker side of the missionaries’ march

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Explore California missions in depth:

La Purísima Concepción

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

San Antonio de Padua

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San Buenaventura

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

San Diego de Alcalá

San Fernando Rey de España

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San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores)

San Francisco Solano

San Gabriel Arcángel

San José

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San Juan Bautista

San Juan Capistrano

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

San Luis Rey de Francía

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San Miguel Arcángel

San Rafael Arcángel

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara de Asís

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Santa Cruz

Santa Inés

Photos:

Think you see a mission? Look again

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Mission projects from readers

More resources:

California missions: An interactive timeline

Map: See how California’s 21 missions were built to be exactly one day’s journey apart

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From the L.A. Times’ archives: How we covered the missions over the years

California missions: The 9 books and websites you need to nail your school project


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