What were some of the nick names for the San Luis Obispo mission and why?
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was the fifth mission. It didn't have a widely used descriptor like San Juan Capistrano (Jewel of the Missions)or Santa Barbara (Queen of the Missions). Its name was typically shortened to San Luis Obispo which of course became the name of the town. There were lots of grisly bears in this area in 1772 (when the mission was founded) and they named the area The Valley of the Bears.