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The California Missions

A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide

Here is the unique story of the California missions ― their dramatic founding, ruination, and eventual restoration. Never before have both the history and present-day beauty of the mission been so completely and magnificently portrayed. All twenty-one mission are shown in attractive watercolor renderings, and there are intriguing photographs from early days as well as recent times. Each mission is the subject of an individual chapter in which its meaning and contribution to our history are fully explained. A valuable reference source for the whole family, this handsome book doubles as a visitor’s guide, providing information on mission tours, museums, and libraries.

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Publication Date December 1, 1996
Dimensions 8-1/4" x 10-3/4"
Number of Pages 320
Number of Photos 235 photos