The first Christian wedding in Alta California takes place at San Antonio de Padua.
Conversions begin to increase. The Chumash and Salinan people are more receptive to the Spanish.
08-19-1773– Fr. Francisco Palóu and five other missionaries leave Baja for San Diego, setting the boundary between Alta and Baja California en route.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is relocated from the slopes of the Montebello hills to the native site of Lisanchanga, three miles to the northwest.