1836 - 1836

Families in Mission Buildings1836 – Locally-born Administrators begin to move friends and relatives into former mission buildings. After secularization, the two friars at Santa Bárbara live as tenants in small rooms. Fr. Durán wrote: “I am surrounded by families … with their crying and turbulent children and relatives, who all make an unbearable racket.”

1836 – Mariano Vallejo is named Comandante General of California and Director of the Northern Frontier.

12-1836Santa Clara de Asis is the last mission to be secularized.