Charts the histories of the missions of San Gabriel Archángel, San Buenaventura, and San Fernando Rey de España, and briefly describes life among the Tongva (Gabrielino) andChumash Indians before the arrival of the Spaniards.
Charts the histories of the California missions of San Antonio de Padua, San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, and San Miguel Arcángel, and briefly describes the life of the inland valley Indian tribes before the arrival of the Spaniards.
Charts the histories of the California missions of San Diego de Alcalá, San Juan Capistrano, and San Luis Rey de Francia, and briefly describes life among the Native Americans of southwestern California before the arrival of the Spaniards.
Father Junipero Serra and a group of Franciscan monks established a chain of missions along the California coast, a 600-mile stretch from San Diego to Sonoma. In 1849, gold drove thousands to California. Eastern shopkeepers and Midwestern farmers headed west across the Rockies, a 40-mile desert and the Sierra Nevada mountains.