Two bicyclists traveled the Mission Trail on bicycle, visiting 12 Missions. This web page is the account of their journey. An interesting project.Mission San Juan Capistrano Home Page
Lots of information on Mission San Juan Capistrano. Basically, all the flyers/brochures/handouts from the Mission SJC are typed up and available on the web here. It's a project at Chapman University, but it's not well marked and there is very little information on who is actually working on it."California Missions Home Page"
There's not much here except for links to pages on individual Missions which reside on other servers. Who knows? Maybe they'll update it eventually.
We found Life In California to be a truly excellent resource. This book has been through six printings as of the 1970 copy that we had. The first printing was in 1846. To quote from the Introduction: "There can be no question that [this] book is one of the most important sources concerning the history of California. [Alfred] Robinson formed part of the first generation of New England traders to descend upon the remote province [of California]. As early as 1829 he had made his first voyage there in search of hides and tallow. The young merchant's employers were the owners of the Boston firm of Bryant, Sturgis and Company." This book consists of the personal accounts of the journey of Alfred Robinson throughout California and visits to the Missions during the days of the Missions. Do a search for the author "Alfred Robinson" at your local library, university library, or the MELVYL system to find this and other excellent resources. Library of Congress Catalog Number 79-141471, ISBN 0-87905-003-9.Oh, California. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1991.
This book is a fourth grade textbook that covers the early history of the state of California. It is has been an invaluable resource to us and we highly recommend it. The information included is complete and up-to-date and the activities and pictures make it easy to understand even for young children. For more information write to Houghton Mifflin at: Houghton Mifflin Co. One Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108.Boúle, Mary Null. The Missions: California's Heritage. Vashoun: Merryant Publishing 1988.
This series of twenty-one books if one of the most complete and thorough sources available on the California Missions. Each book focuses on one mission; telling both about its history and what it is like today. They are wonderfully detailed and full of interesting information. The language is simple enough for children, but interesting enough for adults. For more information, write to Merryant Publishing at: 7615 S.W. 257th Street, Vashoun WA, 98070.
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LA Times, November 7 1993, Home Edition Saturday-Travel: Weekend Escape: Central California Mission Impossible Their Assignment: to Journey back into Old California by visiting six Historic Missions in three days
LA Times, October 13 1993, Valley Edition Wednesday-Metro: Hidden Heritage Exploring the Valley's American Indian Past
LA Times, January 21 1996, Home Edition Sunday-Main News: Praying for a Miracle to Close a Long Quest
LA Times, October 25 1995, Valley Edition Wednesday-Metro: Woodland Hills School given Statue of Father Junipero Serra