Discovery by A.B. Dodge

1797 - 1797

Sant Cruz Deakin06-11-1797 – Mission San José is founded in the land of the Ohlone people.



06/24/1797San Juan Bautista DeakinMission San Juan Bautista is founded on June 24, 2797. The mission sits on the only original Spanish square left in California.



07-24-1797Santa Cruz DeakinVilla de Branciforte (present-day Santa Cruz) is established.



San Miguel DeakinMission San Miguel Arcángel is founded at a site the local Salinan Indians call Valica.



09-08-1797San Fernando Rey DeakinMission San Fernando Rey de España is founded on Rancho Los Encinos, held by Don Francisco Reyes.