1781 - 1781

07-17-1781 – Quechan Indians destroy the two Spanish missions in the Yuma area, severing Spain’s tenuous overland route from central Mexico to California.

09-04-1781 – Another group of settlers arrives in Alta California. Thirty-two men and women settle the pueblo of Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula.