On June the second of California's 21 missions, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Mission Carmel), was founded by Father Junipero Serra. The headquarters for the Fransicans until Mission Carmel was Serra's home from
Cute and curious, Alpaca. I'm wondering if this is the Ringling retirement ranch for their Circus Elephants(note background). It has to be this country. The Elephants are Asian, and Alpacas(Llamas) are South American.
Reverend Thomas Starr King and his wife. King, the popular Unitarian minister in San Francisco, gave dozens of passionate and eloquent talks on the need to preserve the union and end slavery. He was credited with "saving California for the Union.