The California Trail and El Camino Real
Call Number: DVD 978.02 CAL
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.